MAOHI . avaiki nui

citizen i councils .
total transparency .
traditional governance .
community partners .
national security .
regional unity .


tamariki na mua  .  maori  .  maohi  .  maoli

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MAOHI

As with English, and other languages, Maori exists in distinct dialects.

Many Maohi in French Polynesia claim their version is the more 'correct' with other variants like Maori in Rarotonga and Aotearoa being 'corrupted' by missionary contact. While almost certainly true of any Pacific language, this does not allow for the possibility of dialect change in pre-contact times, as royal courts decree or influence historic change.

What is certain is that, today, Maohi enjoy a high level of support from the French state for their language and culture, but only as far as artists avoid straying into politics.

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