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Promoting Success for Māori Students: Schools’ Progress (June 2010)* 05/10/2010

Appendix 2: Glossary of kupu Māori (Māori vocabulary)

Kupu Māori

English

hui

meeting, gathering

kaiawhina

assistant

kanohi ki kanohi

face to face, in person

kaumatua

tribal elder

kuia

tribal elder (female)

mana

power, prestige, authority, respect

mana tangata

valuing people

mana wairua

spiritual values

mana whenua

customary respect for the land

manaakitanga

respect, caring for others

marae

traditional tribal gathering place

taiaha

traditional carved weapon for close combat

te ao Māori

the Māori world, with its values, traditions and practices

te reo me ngā tikanga

Māori language and customs

tuakana-teina

mentoring, help and support from an older student for a younger one

waiata

song, singing

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