Language Contexts

Language Contexts: Te Reo Māori o te Pae Tonga o te Kuki Airani also known as Southern Cook Islands Māori

Author
  • Sally Akevai Nicholas

Abstract

Te Reo Māori o te Pae Tonga o te Kuki Airani (Southern Cook Islands Māori) (henceforth Cook Islands Māori) is an endangered East Polynesian language spoken in the Cook Islands and amongst diaspora populations, predominantly in mainland New Zealand and in Australia. This paper describes some key contextual features of Cook Islands Māori and its speakers. Cook Islands people are indigenous to the Realm of New Zealand as are the languages of the Cook Islands.

Keywords: Cook Islands, Māori, East Polynesian language, endangered language, indigenous population, diaspora population

How to Cite:

Nicholas, S., (2018) “Language Contexts: Te Reo Māori o te Pae Tonga o te Kuki Airani also known as Southern Cook Islands Māori”, Language Documentation and Description 15, 36-64. doi: https://doi.org/10.25894/ldd138

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Published on
31 Jul 2018
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