Te Aka Māori Dictionary 4+


Designed for iPad

    • $6.99



Te Aka is a Māori language dictionary that is easy to use by searching for Māori or English words. It includes the ability to filter search results, and to save definitions to a Favourites list. There are currently over 24,000 Māori headword entries in the database, which is being added to over time. An offline dictionary has also been included when internet connectivity is not available.

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.

In addition to 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.

The Te Aka Maori app is the companion to the popular www.maoridictionary.co.nz website and forms part of the Te Whanake Māori Language learning series.

What’s New

Version 5.1.4

- Maintenance release
- Offline search database updated

Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

Fidy8dub ,

A suggestion

I have used this for the last 4 years. Great app. My only suggestion would be is to change the fact that if you exit out of the app briefly, that it would remain at the word you have searched for. I often search words then go to emails, word docs etc...and if I need to return I have to type it in again new note: Thank you for finally updating the above issue. Love the new look as well

Developer Response ,

This app has been rebuilt with a new design and bug fixes. It also has a new name - Te Aka. Please update if you haven't already!

OrewaWk ,

Tāu kē!

Handy app to have! I find no issues with this app and would like to acknowledge the fact that the developers continue to listen to the feedback of customers. The developers have allowed the app to open and close where you finished off, they provided alphabetical order for the favourites list and they provided the use for the app to be used offline. My most liked feature about the app is the ‘favourites’ button. I use this app on both my iPad and iPhone.

civilisationshift ,

Like the revamp but slow to open?

Can’t see any way to contact developers so leaving this…

The revamp looks great but the app seems slower to use. In particular, it takes around 5 seconds from opening for the splash graphic to resolve and the search bar to become active. That’s a little annoying for regular use.

Ngā mihi nui

App Privacy

The developer, TE MURUMARA FOUNDATION, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer's privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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