Story: Māori non-fiction and scholarship – ngā tuhinga me te rangahau

Māori dictionaries

These Māori dictionaries include A dictionary of the Māori language by H. W. Williams, the fifth edition of the dictionary first published in 1844 by Williams's grandfather, William Williams, then by his father, William Leonard Williams. It was later edited by a committee led by Sir Apirana Ngata. The Ngata dictionary (1993) was edited by Hōri Mahue Ngata, Apirana Ngata's grandson. He pātaka kupu (2008) was the first monolingual Māori-language dictionary for adults and was produced by Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori – the Māori Language Commission.

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Reference: H. M. Ngata, English-Maori dictionary. Wellington: Learning Media, 1995 (1); H. W. Williams, Dictionary of the Maori language. 7th ed. Wellington: Legislation Direct, 2002 (2); He pātaka kupu: te kai a te rangatira. Wellington: Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori/Māori Language Commission; North Shore: Raupo, 2008 (3)

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Basil Keane, 'Māori non-fiction and scholarship – ngā tuhinga me te rangahau - Reference works and translations', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/46466/maori-dictionaries (accessed 3 June 2020)

Story by Basil Keane, published 22 Oct 2014