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  • Published: 29 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9780143566106
  • Imprint: Raupo
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $27.99

Raupō Phrasebook of Modern Māori




The user-friendly guide for all New Zealanders.

The user-friendly guide for all New Zealanders.
The Raupo Phrasebook of Modern Maori is the most up-to-date, versatile and relevant resource for using Maori language in everyday life.

Whether you're a novice or emergent speaker of te reo Maori, or a complete beginner, you'll learn useful phrases for:
The home
The marae
The workplace
Meeting and greeting
Eating and drinking
Days, months, seasons and weather
Counting and learning
Travel and directions
Playing sports
Having fun and socialising
And so much more!

The phrasebook also covers dialects, grammar and pronunciation; answers to key questions; idioms and slang; proverbs and speeches; and provides information on the ever-changing history of te reo Maori. Useful vocabulary lists are also given for each section.

Written in a user-friendly manner, with everyday New Zealanders in mind, and with a focus on modern-day language, The Raupo Phrasebook of Modern Maori is the guide that no home should be without.

'Clever but written in a user-friendly style . . . an important little book for all New Zealanders interested in te reo.' --Katherine Findlay, Mana

  • Pub date: 29 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9780143566106
  • Imprint: Raupo
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $27.99

About the Author

Scotty Morrison

Professor Scotty Morrison (Ngati Whakaue) is the well-known presenter of current affairs programmes Te Karere and Marae. He holds a Master’s degree (Education), is working towards his PhD, and has been an Adjunct Professor and the Director of Maori Student and Community Engagement at Auckland’s Unitec Institute of Technology. In 2017, he adopted a new role at Massey University’s Te Putahi-a-Toi (School of Maori Art, Knowledge and Education), working alongside his wife Stacey in a strategic, advocacy and lecturing capacity.

Scotty is the author of the bestselling language guides The Raupo Phrasebook of Modern Maori and Maori Made Easy, Maori Made Easy 2, and Maori at Home, which was co-authored with Stacey.

They live in Auckland with their three children Hawaiki, Kurawaka and Maiana.

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