Mobile App in the Cook Islands to Preserve Cook Islands Māori

Cook IslandsA new mobile app in the Cook Islands is hoped to be another step in the quest to preserve Cook Islands Māori.

The Māori Dictionary app was launched last week by the Prime Minister, Henry Puna, who recalled a time when he would have been caned for speaking the native tongue at school. But he says the language is now seeing a resurgence, with increased efforts to preserve Cook Islands Māori and get more people speaking the language.

The project was led by Anonga Tisam, which was awarded a grant to develop a database of Māori words two years ago. Read the story at Radio NZ.

 
 
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