Story: Māori Studies – ngā tari Māori

William Williams's Māori dictionary, 1844

William Williams's Māori dictionary, 1844

This is the first page of the first edition of the Māori-language dictionary compiled by the Reverend William Williams, published in 1844. Subsequent editions were edited by Williams's descendants and others, and the dictionary remained in print as a vital resource for Māori language learning in the 21st century.

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How to cite this page:

Ranginui Walker, 'Māori Studies – ngā tari Māori - Pioneers of Māori studies', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/document/41784/william-williamss-maori-dictionary-1844 (accessed 1 October 2020)

Story by Ranginui Walker, published 22 Oct 2014