Sunday, 3 October 2021

Whakamana Reo Rangatira


 I spotted another mural on the side of a building in Kaikohe last time I was there. This one which on the front says "Whakamana reo rangatira" meaning "Lift up the chiefly language". As it celebrates Maori Language Week it was painted by local group Akau in the hope that it and the other murals around the town would encourage people to learn te reo for themselves.

Linking up with Mural Monday.

14 comments:

Tom said...

...thanks Amy for the translation.

Fun60 said...

What a good idea.

local alien said...

A permanent message. The chiefly language does seem to have been lifted up. It appears much more part of the overall culture than it was when I was at school. As it should be.

gz said...

It is good to see more people using Te Reo Maōri.

DawnTreader said...

Without translation I would not have had any idea what I was looking at... (Although, had I lived in New Zealand, perhaps I would have had some clue?)

bill said...

A wonderful idea and message.

Iris Flavia said...

Great mural. Here we get "Talk Op Platt" on the radio - that´s what my Grandma spoke.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

It's wonderful to learn more about that language and I am grateful you translated for us, Amy.

Mae Travels said...

So much great art is informal and temporary. This has a very interesting purpose.

best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

William Kendall said...

Very well done.

Sami said...

A nice reminder. Local Aboriginal languages should also be taught in schools.
Thanks for participating in Monday Murals Amy.

Sharon said...

It delivers an interesting message.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Nice find!!

Betty J. Crow said...

Great idea and wonderful message.

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