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The Laws of England, Compiled and translated into the Māori language.

Glossary of Maoriized English Words

[i roto i te reo Māori]

Glossary of Maoriized English Words.

This Chapter contains explanations of some English words which have been Maoriized and used in this Book. These words are here arranged in the Maori alphabetical order. This has been done for the sake of the Maori reader, who, when he comes to a ward which he does not understand, may refer to this Chapter, where he will find all such words with their explanations or a reference to the place where such explanation is given. Words commencing with the letter "A" will be found together under A, those of which the first letter is "K" under K, and so on to the end.

[This Glossary of Maoriized English words, many of which are now first introduced into the Maori language, contains definitions of such words, suited to the Maori reader, which, it is hoped, may prove intelligible and useful to him. It would, however, be difficult to render these definitions into English in such a manner as to give at once an accurate translation and a precise definition of the English word. As moreover, no practical advantage would be gained by giving an English translation, it has not been attempted.]