Maori Culture and Language


Some Important aspects of Maori culture are:

Mana: Power, prestige or authoriy

Marae: the meeting house which is the ceremonial centre of a maori community.

Matariki: the Maori New Year (late May or early June)

Tapu: Sacred, under spiritual or religious protection. Untouchable

Whanau: Family

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Other aspects of Maori culture:

How to make a Hangi (a traditional Maori meal)

Did you know that there is a TV channel in New Zealand which is broadcast in Maori? It is called Maori Television which is funded by the government and has been on air since 2004.

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