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Cook Islands Maori Phrasebook

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Introduction

Cook Islands Maori is spoken by Cook Islanders and is the main language. However, the vast majority of islanders speak English.

Learning just a few words of the local language, especially "kia Orana" (hello) and "meiraki ra" (thank you) is a great way to bring a smile to a local face.

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Useful words

C.I. Maori English
kia orana hello
aere ra goodbye
meitaki thank you
ae yes
kare no
tane man
vaine woman
manea pretty
ura to dance
mataora happy
kai food
teia ra today
apopo tomorrow
ra sun
marama moon
moana ocean
maunga mountain

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