Finding connections: te reo Māori, Samoa and Tuvalu

Tags: Cultural capability and te reo Māori, Cultural capability

What are some similarities and differences between reo Māori, Samoan, and Tuvaluan?

"The languages of Te Moananui-a-Kiwa are all related - our words are similar, and so are the cultural meanings between them."

In this podcast Lena, Pesetā and Gareth compare notes on their three languages - te reo Māori, Samoan and Tuvalu. They translate some sample words and sentences and ask 'is this the same, similar or different?' For example we all use an 'f' sound for the number four - whā (Māori), fā (Samoa) and fā (Tuvalu). 

Through this kōrero, we learn a lot about the connections between our languages including a few loan words, and how our languages change according to our relationships and different situations.  

Whakarongo mai. Fa'alogo mai. Fa'alogo mai. 

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