Ko Te Marae Reo Maori - Cook Islands Maori

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Postby Ariki » 2008-03-13, 13:21

There is no indigenous name for the whole archipelago. However, my uncle told me that some years ago they wanted to change the name to 'Avaiki Nui but nothing came of it.
Linguicide IS genocide. :)

He ingoa ōpaki a Riki; he ingoa ōkawa a Ariki.

Riki is an informal name; Ariki is a formal name.

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