Rarotongan (Māori Kūki 'Āirani)

Rarotongan or Cook Islands Maori is an Polynesian language spoken on the island of Rarotonga in the Cook Islands. It's closely related to Taihitian and Maori.

Some sources classify Rarotongan as a dialect of Cook Islands Maori (Māori Kūki 'Āirani). Other Cook Islands Maori dialects are Rakahanga-Manihiki; Tongareva dialect (Penrhyn); Ngaputoru dialects of Atiu, Mitiaro and Mauke; Aitutaki; and Mangaia.

Rarotongan alphabet

Rarotongan alphabet

Sample text in Rarotongan

Kua anau rangatira ia te tangata katoatoa ma te aiteite i te au tikaanga e te tu ngateitei tiratiratu. Kua ki ia ratou e te mero kimi ravenga e te akavangakau e kia akono tetai i tetai, i roto i te vaerua piri anga taeake.

A recording of this text by Tamati Taylor

Translation

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)

Information about Rarotongan | Tower of Babel in Rarotongan

Link

Information about the Rarotongan Language
http://www.biroz.net/otherpages/tahiti/raro.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rarotongan_language

Online Rarotongan courses
http://www.tuatuamai.co.nz

Online Rarotongan dictionaries
http://www.cook-islands-maori-dictionary.org

Rarotongan grammar
http://books.google.co.uk/

Malayo-Polynesian languages

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Other languages written with the Latin alphabet