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Common Phrases

Our language is Cook Islands Maori. Although many Cook Islanders speak and understand English. Here are a few phrases that might come in handy:

Cook Island Maori English
Kia Orana Welcome or Hello (May you live long)
Meitaki Thank You
Meitaki ma'ata Thank you very much
Ka Kite See you later
Kia Manuia Best wishes or good luck
Aere Ra Goodbye or safe travels
Ae Yes
Kare No
Teia ra Today
Vai Water
Vaine Women/wife
Tane Man/Husband
Mataora Happy
Ura Dance
Marama Moon
Moana Ocean