Story: Te reo Māori – the Māori language

The Māori alphabet (1st of 2)

Click on the boxes to hear the pronunciation of the Māori alphabet – short and long vowels, and consonants – and of a number of words featuring those vowels and consonants.

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Rawinia Higgins and Basil Keane, 'Te reo Māori – the Māori language - The Māori language', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/41063/the-maori-alphabet (accessed 19 November 2017)

Story by Rawinia Higgins and Basil Keane, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Sep 2015