Thank you to Windsor Park Baptist Church for creating this resource, which we are reproducing each day with permission. It was originally made as a booklet by WindsorCreative with visual identity adapted from resources. Click here for an introduction to Māori Language Week. 

Rāpare | Thursday

Ko ___ tōku Pāpā | ___ is my father

Ko ___ tōku Māmā | ___ is my mother

Ko ___ rāua ko ___ ōku mātua | ___ and ___ are my parents

Ko ___ tōku ingoa | My name is ___

Tuakana - elder to female/male same gender

Teina - younger to female/male same gender

Tuāhine - sister to a brother or cousin

Tungane - brother to a sister or cousin

Tamaiti/child - use the tāku

Tamariki/children - use the aku


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Image credit: WindsorCreative and

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