Kupu Takutai: Takorotanga papa - Coastal Terms: Geography

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Kupu Takutai: Takorotanga papa - Coastal Terms: Geography

Kupu takutai: takotoranga papa - Coastal Terms: Geography

Kia ora koutou, it’s Māori Language Week!

Te Hunga Takutai o Aotearoa (New Zealand Coastal Society) has produced this poster to encourage the use of Te Reo Māori in your mahi and every day. We’re excited about this initiative to celebrate Māori Language Week. So please share the Kupu Takutai poster far and wide.

To download a pdf version of this years poster, click here.

A pdf of last year's poster can be found here.

Kia kaha Te Reo Māori!

We acknowledge there may be additional alternative Te Reo Māori translations for some of the coastal terms used in this poster and many kupu have a deeper meaning. For example, tātahi is beach from the inland perspective looking out to sea. Some alternative kupu for beach are tuaone, one, tahamoana (seaside), and uta (beach from the sea perspective heading to the shore).