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Māori Language Commission names for the days of the week

Extension. Students achieving at curriculum levels 3 and 4 could explore the names for Monday to Friday developed by the Māori Language Commission as alternatives to the widely used transliterations.

Maori vocabulary

English translation

Monday day of the Moon
Rāhina rā + Māhina (day + Moon)
Tuesday day of Mars
Rātū rā + Tūmatauenga (day + Mars)
Wednesday day of Mercury
Rāapa rā + Apārangi (day + Mercury)
Thursday day of Jupiter
Rāpare rā + Pareārau (day + Jupiter)
Friday day of Venus
Rāmere rā + Mere (day + Venus)

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