The Māori Language Commission has released a list of words to support translators and others who are fighting COVID-19 and communicating in te reo Māori.

“Across the country translators are working hard to ensure our communities who speak te reo are informed and able to stay home, save lives and fight COVID-19,” said Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori chief executive, Ngahiwi Apanui.

“We may be physically far apart, but thanks to our iwi radio stations, Māori TV, Te Karere and other social media forums: our people are united in our fight against Mate Korona: Coronavirus.”

 

Word List

Māori

Corona Virus

Mate Korona, KOWHEORI-19

COVID-19

KOWHEORI-19, Mate Korona

Contact Tracing

Whakatewhatewha Pānga/Kimi Pāpātanga

Measures

Whakaritenga

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Kiripākai Tinana

Hand Sanitiser

Patuero ā-ringa

Hygiene Practices

Tikanga akuaku

Virus

Huaketo

Cold

Maremare

Flu

Rewharewha

Self-Isolation

Noho taratahi

Quarantine

Taratahi

Social Distancing

Tū Tīrara

Symptom

- Breathlessness

- Aching Body

- Sore Throat

- Fatigue

- Dry Cough

- Fever

Tohu Mate

- Hēmanawa

- Tinana Mamae

- Korokoro Mamae

- Rūhā/Ngenge

- Mare Tauraki

- Kirikā

Diagnose

Whakatau

Community Transmission

Rere ā-Hapori

Household Transmission

Rere ā-Whare

Sustained Transmission

Rere Hūrokuroku

Alert Levels

- Prepare

- Reduce

- Restrict

- Eliminate

Ngā Pae Mataara

- Whakarite

- Whakaiti

- Rāhui

- Whakakore

Medical Conditions

Ngā Tūmate

Outbreak

Urutā

Cluster

Kāhui

Be Kind

- Check-in on others

- Help others

Kia atawhai

- Me toro ki ētahi atu

- Āwhinatia ētahi atu

Antiviral

Rongoā whakanoa

Disinfectant

Patu Huaketo