Te Reo Māori is a Māori language dictionary that is easy to use by searching for Māori or English words. As well as English meanings, it has example sentences with translations for many entries. It even has photographs and audio clips for Aotearoa/New Zealand native fauna and photographs of flora, important people and other items where a photograph will aid understanding.

As well as the words one would expect in a traditional dictionary, it also has encyclopaedic entries designed to provide key information about plants, animals, stars, planets, heavenly bodies, important Māori people, key ancestors of traditional narratives, tribal groups, ancestral canoes, song types, musical instruments, Māori names for institutions, country names, place names and other proper names. There are also detailed explanations of key concepts central to Māori culture. Comprehensive explanations for grammatical items are included, with examples of usage, as are idioms and colloquialisms with their meanings and examples.

Please note that this app is optimised for use on the iPhone 5 or higher iPhones, iPads and 5th generation iPod Touch devices. Other devices may find the app slow to produce search results.

As well as online use, the app is also designed for offline use so it is fully self-contained and doesn't need to be connected to the internet in order to operate. There are currently over 24,000 Māori headwords entries in the database, which will be added to over time.

The Te Reo Maori app is the companion to the popular website and forms part of the Te Whanake Māori Language learning series.

What’s New

Version 4.4

Offline search ranking fix

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

donsky1848 ,

Need to be able to scroll favourites

I find the App a great resource for learning new words. I’ve saved more words and phrases to my favourites than will fit on one page and am unable to scroll down to see the remaining entries. I’d be grateful if you could fix this.

kathleenjoyful ,

The best Te Reo dictionary

The best dictionary app for Te Reo and English translations as it includes context (like modifier, noun, stative verb) and examples of use. The fact that it includes whakatauākī (proverbs) and peha (figure of speech) is a bonus. I wish the button to listen to the pronunciation actually worked, like it does on the web version. Could the developers look at this please?

Ifs15 ,

Good ... but needs voice translation ‼️‼️

Great app but really needs to include the voice translation for the price!!


AUT University
227.6 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



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    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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