This is a second-hand copy of the book Tikanga Whakaaro: Key Concepts in Māori Culture by Cleve Barlow.
From the blurb:
Words like aroha, mana, and tapu are familiar to most New Zealanders, but what do they really mean? This book provides explanations in English and Māori of seventy terms which are important in Māori culture. Each term is clearly defined, and its significance explained with reference to tradition, custom, myth and ritual, as well as present day understanding. The author, Cleve Barlow, draws on the traditional learning of the whare wānanga, on karakia and whakataukī, to reveal the richly spiritual world of the Māori. He is learned in both Māori and Pākehā worlds, and is able to combine anthropological and linguistic insight with the traditional lore of the tūpuna handed down for generations. The book is also enlivened by anecdote and enriched by personal experience. Tikanga Whakaaro is a book for both Pākehā and Māori. Students of the language at all levels will find it helpful for its insights into Māori thought, and for providing an example of parallel translation. And for Pākehā who seek to understand the way Māori see the world it will be an invaluable resource.
Cleve Barlow is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Auckland, and has published a number of papers in linguistics, cognitive psychology, and computing, as well as the first grammar of the Māori language to be written in Māori. He has written a concordance to the Bible in Māori, published the first bilingual Māori Bible, and was assistant editor of volumes three and four of Ngā Mōteatea.
Publisher: Oxford University Press Year: 1991 ISBN: 9780195582123 Pages: 187 Condition: used book (good)
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