Maori national language and Maori as a Second Language
Maori speaking countries include both countries with Maori national language and Maori as a second language. Check if Maori language is one of the Most Spoken Languages.
- Maori is national language of New Zealand.
Compare Maori speaking countries with spanish speaking countries on Maori vs Spanish.
Second Language is a non-native language of the speaker, but used in the locality of that person.
- Maori is not spoken as second language.
The Maori countries mentioned under Maori Speaking countries are the countries where majority of people speak Maori language.
Maori as minority language
Countries with Maori as minority language are also included in Maori speaking countries.
- Maori is not spoken as minority language in any of the countries.
Along with Maori speaking countries check out Maori speaking population. The language spoken by minority of the population of a territory is called minority language.
- Continent wise Maori speaking countries mainly lie in Australia, Oceania.
You can also explore more about all Oceania Languages which are spoken in Oceania Continent.
Maori Regulator and Facts
Many world languages have one or more language regulators. The bodies that regulate standard languages are usually called language academies. Official organizations that regulate Maori language are Maori regulators. Maori is regulated by Māori Language Commission. The regulatory bodies of Maori lie in Maori speaking countries. Some of the interesting facts of Maori:
- "E korao no New Zealand" was the first printed Maori book in 1815.
- The first newspaper in the Maori language was published in year 1842.
The Maori language is derived from Not Available and is closely related to Tahitian Language.