25 Jul 2009

Online usages for Maori dictionary

7:52 am on 25 July 2009

Te Upukare National Maori Language Institute at the Auckland University of Technology has launched an application to put the Te Aka online Maori dictionary into iPhones and multimedia players.

Institute director Tania Ka'ai says the application will also enable users to text a word and get it back translated into te reo Maori.

She told Waatea news podcasts of lessons can also be downloaded from Te Whanake Maori language series.

the iPhone application was created by the same company that digitised the Maori dictionary. Ms Ka'ai says it's being launched in time for Maori Language Week next week.