Found 1 match
  • filters Arrow
    • Include Idioms
      Exclude Idioms
      Only Idioms
    • Include Phrases
      Exclude Phrases
      Only Phrases
    • Include Proverbs
      Exclude Proverbs
      Only Proverbs
    • Include Loan Words
      Exclude Loan Words
      Only Loan Words
      Include Historical Loan Words
    • Close

upokohue Play

1. (noun) long-finned pilot whale, blackfish, Globicephala melas - a toothed whale with black skin, a grey, anchor-shaped marking on the chin and a square, bulbous head. Moves about in large schools, often stranding on beaches.

(Te Māhuri Textbook (Ed. 2): 21;)

2. (noun) Hector's dolphin, Cephalorhynchus hectori - a rare patterned black, pale grey and white dolphin with a small rounded fin. Distinguished from the common dolphin by its shorter beak.

See also tūpoupou

Books + Apps


The App

This Māori dictionary is also available as an iOS and Android app. Download from the links below.

iOS / Android
Te Aka Mobile App


The Book

Te Aka Māori-English, English-Māori Dictionary and Index by John C Moorfield. This dictionary comprises a selection of modern and everyday language that will be extremely useful for learners of the Māori language.

More info