Days and months in Maori
Months in Maori
Once again, by simply integrating basic Maori vocabulary into your day to day life, you’ll be surprised how quickly you learn Maori.
Translated, months of the year in Te Reo Maori is: Ngā Marama o te Tau
There are actually two versions of months that you can use in Maori. One version, called the ‘Kupu Arotau’ (loan words) are used more traditionally by Maori speakers.
However, contemporary Maori learning environments tend to favour the Ngā Marama o te Tau, which is what we recommend that you favour learning here for the sake of easily remembering them.
Months of the Year in Maori
Ngā Marama o te Tau, Kupu Arotau (loan words)
January: Kohitātea, Hanuere
February: Hui-tanguru, Pēpuere
March: Poutū-te-rangi, Maehe
April: Paenga-whāwhā, Āperira
May: Haratua, Mei
June: Pipiri, Hune
July: Hōngongoi, Hūrae
August: Here-turi-kōkā, Ākuhata
September: Mahuru, Hepetema
October: Whiringa-ā-nuku, Ōketopa
November: Whiringa-ā-rangi, Noema
December: Hakihea, Tīhema
Days of the week in Maori
Translated, days of the week is: Ngā Rā o te Wiki
Consistent with months in Maori, there are two versions you can use. We’ve also included the Kupu Arotau words too.
Helpful tip: just focus on one version for now so you can use consistent words.
Days of the Week
Ngā Rā o te Wiki, Kupu Arotau (Loan word)
Monday: Rāhina, Mane
Tuesday: Rātū, Turei
Wednesday: Rāapa, Wenerei
Thursday: Rāpare, Taite
Friday: Rāmere, Paraire
Saturday: Rāhoroi, Hatarei
Sunday: Rātapu, Rātapu