Māori proverbs

Māori proverbs

Māori proverbs (Whakataukī) can be used in formal speeches and everyday conversations, encompassing themes like love and wisdom.

These sayings offer insights into Māori culture, values, and perspectives, serving as a bridge connecting the past with the present and future. Each proverb carries deep meaning, reflecting the Māori worldview and offering guidance, reflection, and connection​​.

Check out some of our favourite proverbs:

  1. Ahakoa he iti kete, he iti nā te aroha It is the thought that counts
  2. Mauri tū mauri ora An active soul is a healthy soul
  3. Whaowhia te kete mātauranga Fill the basket of knowledge
  4. Kia mau ki te tokanga nui-a-noho There is no place like home
  5. Iti noa ana he pito mata From the withered tree, a flower blooms.

Which one is your favourite?

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Do you sell a proverbs/Whakataukī book?

Sandy Boyd

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