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some words
in CI Maori

stone carving showing tropical sun / moonrise over Muri Lagoon / photos: Archi

stone carving showing tropical sun / moonrise over Muri Lagoon / photos: Archi

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a little introduction into the Cook Islands Maori language :
Cook Islands Maori
English
German
National Flag Cook Islands
english national flag (union jack)
german flag
kia orana
may you live long
mögest du lang Leben
hello, good day
hallo, guten Tag
kia manuia
be successful
viel Glück, viel Erfolg
meitaki
thank you
Danke
meitaki maata
thank you very much
vielen Danke
motu
small islet
kleine Insel
moko
friendly lizard
kleine Eidechse
vaine
women
Frau
tane
men
Mann
pe´ea koe ?
how are you ?
wie geht´s ?
ara metua
backroad
innere Ringstrasse
tiare
flower
Blume
nita
pawpaw
papaya
meika
banana
Banane
kumara
sweet potato
Süsskartoffel
vai
water
Wasser
taro
tuber vegetable
Knollengemüse
akava
police
Polizei
ika mata
marinated raw fish
marinierter roher Fisch
áe
yes
ja
kare
no
nein
mamae
pain, hurt
Schmerz, tut weh
´ura
to dance
tanzen
mataora
happy
fröhlich
kai
food
essen
teia ra
today
heute
apopo
tomorrow
morgen
marama
moon
Mond
moana
ocean
Ozean
maunga
mountain
Berg
turou
respectful greeting
respektv. Begrüßung
marama
moon
Mond
marama
light, shine, bright
Licht, Schein, hell
ara metua
ancient corel road
alte Korallen Strasse
ariki
high chief of tribe
hoher Gruppenchef
´ei
necklace of flowers
Kette aus Blumen
maori
of native origin
von originärer Herkunft
marae
sacred religious site
heiliger religiöser Ort
maroro
flying fish
fliegender Fisch
namu
mosquito
Moskito
papa´a
white men, european
weisse Europäer
pareu
waist-wrap
um die Hüfte (Tuch)
poke
arrowroot pudding
Gemüsepudding
tangaroa
phallic male sea god
phallischer See-Gott
a phase of the moon
Mondphase
etu moana
blue starfish
blauer Seestern
tivaevae
colorful patchwork quilt
bunter Flickenteppich
umukai
earth oven food
Erdofen Nahrung
raro
down, below
unten, unter
tonga
south
Süden
apatokerau
north
Norden
opunga
west
Westen
itinga
east
Osten
manea
lovely, beautiful
liebenswert, schön
ura
dance
tanzen
e kai ra
eat, enjoy your meal
iss, guten appetit
pitete
potato
Kartoffel
Inangaro au ia koe
I love you
Ich liebe Dich
matira
fishing rod
Angelrute
apara
apple
Apfel
mana´a
monday
Montag
aere ra
goodbye
auf Wiedersehen
you are in the english version zur deutschen Version

... you can download and print this page to learn a few words maori during
the flight transfer ...

translated with the dictionary written by Jasper Buse und Raututi Taringa that has been edited by Bruce Biggs and Rangi Moeka´a.

Published 1995 by the Ministry of Education and several other international scientific institutions and universitys.

Online database (new) on http://www.cookislands.com
CI Maori><English Dictionary

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