Cook Islands Language

Language
Cook Islands Mãori or Maori Kuki Airani is the official language and English is widely spoken and understood.

Should you want to explore speaking another language, here are some common words and useful phrases in Cook Islands Mãori:


Good Morning - põpongi
Good Night - põ manea, põ meitaki
Have a nice day - rã mãnea
Good bye - 'aere ra
Thank you - meitaki
Thank you very much - meitaki ma'ata
You are beautiful - te mãnea 'iakoe


Useful words
Yes - 'ãe
No - kãre
Flower - tiare
Food - kai (Rarotonga word for food),  (Ngaputoru an Aitutaki word for food)
Water - vai
Pretty girl - tama'ine maneã
Pretty woman - va'ine manea
Boy - tamaiti
Man/husband - tãne
Dance - 'ura
Let's dance - ka 'ura tãua
Happy - mataora
Feast - umukai
Ocean - moana