The Ngata Dictionary illustrates the use of Māori and English headwords in sentences and phrases drawn from a wide range of contemporary and traditional contexts. It explains usage as well as meaning.
Ngata Word of the Day
Get in behind, dog!
Ki muri nei, kurī!
The H.M. Ngata English–Māori Dictionary is the result of a long and patient journey, embarked on by Hōri M. Ngata, the eldest grandson of Sir Apirana Ngata.
Hōri Ngata focused his energies on the richness of te reo Māori, as his grandfather had done before him.
Several appendices have been provided as a convenient reference for users of the dictionary.
E tipu, e rea,
Mo ngā ra o tau ao;
Ko to ringa ki ngā rakau a te Pākehā
Hei ara mo to tinana,
Ko to ngākau ki ngā taonga a o tipuna Māori
Hei tikitiki mo to māhuna,
A, ko to wairua ki to Atua,
Nāna nei ngā mea katoa.