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A Maori Word a Day

$30.00 NZD

A Māori Word a Day, written by Hēmi Kelly, is an incredibly simple, fun and practical Māori dictionary for all New Zealanders.


Exploring some of the most common and contemporary words in use today, A Māori Word a Day is the perfect way to kickstart your te reo Māori journey!


In this book you'll find 365 words with English translations, word categories, notes, background information and sample sentences in both te reo Māori and English.


  • Written by Hēmi Kelly
  • 384 pages
  • Paperback book
  • Published January 2018
  • Also available in the series: A Māori Phrase a Day
  • ISBN: 9780143772132


Hēmi Kelly (Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Tahu, Ngāti Whāoa) started learning te reo Māori as a young teenager and naturally progressed into teaching roles after study. Hēmi is a full-time lecturer in te reo Māori at the Auckland University of Technology. His academic research and writing focus largely on the revitalsation of the Māori language and translation studies. Hēmi is a licensed translator and graduate of Te Panekiretanga o Te Reo (The Institute of Excellence in the Māori Language). In 2017, Hēmi translated Witi Ihimaera’s novella in Sleeps Standing and published his first book A Māori Word a Day in 2018. In 2019, Hēmi published his first creative writing piece in English in Purakau, a collection of Māori myths retold by Māori writers.


A Māori Word a Day is also available for purchase in store at Wellington Museum.