Tēnā tātou, Kia Orana tātou kātoatoa from Te Motu Tapu o Rarotonga
Celebrating māori language week in Cook Islands with the locals. Our whanau here greet us with Kia Orana and we reply with Kia ora.
Today has been extra special meeting Danny Mataroa here at Highland Paradise Cultural Centre. For the last two hours Danny has been teaching us a lot about the whakapapa of Rarotonga and the whakapapa of Māori back home to here in Raro!
There are so many similarities with our language.
Kai - Kai Kai
Waka - Vaka
Wahine - Vaine
There's so much to learn, I'm really enjoying the opportunity to listen to Danny! If your ever here in Raro make sure to visit Highland Paradise! I love listening to the Reo over here and the similarities of Raro Reo to ours!
Also massive thank you to our sister @salamasina682 for the love you show us and making all the experiences we are having here in Raro possible xx
Korerotia te reo māori, mā te korero i te reo ka ora ai, mā te ora o te reo ka rangatira.