Cook Islands Māori


Tūrou ‘oro mai. Ka riro te Reo Māori Kuki Airani i te ‘akapāpu mai ē nō ‘ea mai koe, tō‘ou tupu‘anga ē te kapua‘anga. Itiki‘ia te reira ki te papa o tō‘ou ngākau kia riro koe ‘ei toa i te kave‘anga i te reo ki te uki o āpōpō.

At USP, we offer Cook Islands Māori courses for credit to both learners and fluent speakers. The programme is supported by the Cook Islands Ministry of Education.

Programmes in Cook Islands Māori


Conversational Cook Islands Māori

If want to learn (or relearn) Cook Islands Māori, you can take our conversational class (CM101) for credit as part of any programme. It is offered face-to-face at the Cook Islands Campus in both semesters. Enquire at the campus!

Programmes for fluent speakers

If you already speak Cook Islands Māori fluently, you can study the language as part of the following programmes:


CM111, CM211, CM212, CM311, CM331, plus LN111 or LN118


UU100, UU114, CM111, LN111, LN118, CM211, CM212, LN216, CM311, CM331, LN317, plus 1 elective from any discipline

 Major in a BA with double major

CM111, LN118, CM211, CM212, CM311, CM331

Minor in a BA

CM111, CM211, CM311, plus CM212 or CM331

Teaching subject in a BEd or BAGCED

CM111, LN111, LN118, CM211, CM212, CM311, CM331

BA Pacific Language Studies

CM111, LN118, CM211, CM212, LN216, LN317, CM311, CM331, CM111, CM211, CM212, CM311 and CM331 are taught in Cook Islands Māori. They are offered face-to-face as flexi schools at the Cook Islands Campus. All other courses come from the Linguistics programme and are offered both online (all campuses) and face-to-face (Laucala). You can find out more about them on the Study Linguistics pages.

CM111: Cook Islands Māori 1

CM211: Cook Islands Māori 2

CM212: The Teaching of Cook Islands Māori

CM311: Cook Islands Māori Texts and Translation

CM331: Cook Islands Māori Epistemology, Values and Ethics

These courses will not run every year. If you are interested in taking any of the programmes listed, please enquire with the Cook Islands Campus about the next offerings.



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