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This information was published in 1966 in An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand, edited by A. H. McLintock. It has not been corrected and will not be updated.

Up-to-date information can be found elsewhere in Te Ara.



Parts of Speech

The Maori language is almost devoid of grammatical inflexions; most words may be used in more than one of the classes of parts of speech. As grammatical relations exist in Maori which have no exact counterpart in English grammar, terms have had to be adopted to express these relations.

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