The Maori language is unique but the knowledge was lost for some people so they are encouraging to learn more in New Zealand . Maori is also the official 2nd language for New Zealand and they're being taught the basics at school. here are some phrases :
- HELLO - KIA
- WELCOME - POWHIRI
- GREETINGS TO YOU - TENE KOE
- GOOD - KEI TE PAI
- SEE YOU LATER - HEI KONEI RA
When Maori people came to Aotearoa by the canoes (Maataa-houruathis ) was known as the 'GREAT FLEET' . While they were in Aotearoa they developed their own unique culture, language and traditions.
The Maoris diet was based on birds and fish.Maori also grew root crops including potato and kumara (sweet potato).the potato is his dark purple color. To cook food the Maori people they would cook under the ground with ovens which is called a Hangi. To cook they traditionally dig a hole on the ground and puts hot stones at the bottom of the hole and then they place the meat and vegetables then the food is covered with cloth and a mound of earth trapping the heat around the food and it cooks!!
Traditionally their clothes are made of plants and animal skins, from that they're made into a cloak or a rain cape one type of rain cape is called the ,Whakatipu – a well made rain cape.
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