Te Aka Māori Dictionary

4.2
270 reviews
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Everyone
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About this app

Te Aka is a Māori language dictionary that is easy to use by searching for Māori or English words. It includes the ability to filter search results, and to save definitions to a Favourites list. There are currently over 24,000 Māori headword entries in the database, which is being added to over time. An offline dictionary has also been included when internet connectivity is not available.

As well as English meanings, it has example sentences with translations for many entries. It even has photographs and audio clips for Aotearoa/New Zealand native fauna and photographs of flora, important people and other items where a photograph will aid understanding.

In addition to the words one would expect in a traditional dictionary, it also has encyclopaedic entries designed to provide key information about plants, animals, stars, planets, heavenly bodies, important Māori people, key ancestors of traditional narratives, tribal groups, ancestral canoes, song types, musical instruments, Māori names for institutions, country names, place names and other proper names. There are also detailed explanations of key concepts central to Māori culture. Comprehensive explanations for grammatical items are included, with examples of usage, as are idioms and colloquialisms with their meanings and examples.

The Te Aka Maori app is the companion to the popular www.maoridictionary.co.nz website and forms part of the Te Whanake Māori Language learning series.
Updated on
Mar 16, 2022

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4.2
270 reviews
Talia Grocott
April 17, 2022
It's getting very frustrating to use. I'm studying and needing to learn a lot of words and phrases. But it doesn't even comprehend some simple things. I could find kupu and hou but as soon as I had them together it said it had no information. I feel frustrated as I thought paying for the app would give me more info and support, I feel I should have just stuck to asking Google instead. Also I would like to be able to translate from English to māori but I can't seem to do that either.
9 people found this review helpful
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Adam Mills
May 27, 2022
It would be great if you could copy to clipboard not just the word but also the example sentences. Currently i have to use a web browser for this.
3 people found this review helpful
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A Google user
November 2, 2019
It has incredible potential, however it is glitchy on my mate 9. Doesn't scroll properly. Can't search Māori words with a macron in search bar. My s9 version ran great, however it was missing many entries for some reason so I was best using online version. It's the best available as descriptions are so good, and examples. But it needs a lot of tuning up.
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What's new

- Maintenance release
- Offline search database updated