Learning a language is about starting out small and making that first step: no one will be an expert in a day or even a week. Learn how to introduce yourself in te reo Māori by saying your name, where your ancestors come from - if you want to or can - and where you live.
Learn Your Mihi
We have 3 easy steps to help you so that you can let people know:
Tip:Tīpuna (ancestors) is eastern dialect and tūpuna (ancestors) is western dialect. Kei a koe te whiringa - it's up to you which one you use. If you are from overseas try to find the Māori name for your country here.
If you want to say more than one place name just add 'me' ('and') right before the final place name. I.e. Nō ____ me ___ ōku tīpuna (2 places) or Nō ___ , ____ me ____ ōku tīpuna (3+). See Sonny use 'me' in the how-to video.