Development of a Māori-English dictionary of legal terms

Te Kaupapa Reo-a-Ture or the Legal Māori Project was established in 2008 to develop a glossary of legal terms in Māori (mri) and English to aid Māori speakers. The dictionary is scheduled to be issued at the end of this year.

During the term of the project, an interesting turn in New Zealand linguaculture has occurred: The  Waitangi Tribunal of New Zealand announced that the Crown has become Māori, a “reality” that must be grasped.

Read more in “Making a Legal Dictionary for an Indigenous Language: The Legal Maori Dictionary.”


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