Tuesday Te Reo Maori Kuki Airani Pop Quiz

The islands of the Cook Islands have their own distinct ways of greeting and saying thank you. Kia orana, is generally accepted as meaning, ‘may you live on and prosper’. Take the quiz below to test your knowledge of Cook Islands greetings and expressions of thanks.

 

 

 

Ui’anga (Questions) 

 


1. Thank you in Pukapuka is…  

 

 

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2. Meitaki polia is the ______________ equivalent of thank you. 

 

 

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3. What enua uses’ the term ‘atupaka’?

 

 

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4. How do you say, ‘Good thank you’ in Atiuan?

 

 

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5. What phrase do Mangaians use to greet?

 


Miss Cook Islands 2017 contestant Magdalene Kareroa gives us the answer in the video below:

 

 

 

01/08/17