First published in 1981, this dictionary was designed as a comprehensive finder-list. Over 15,000 headwords are given, each of which may have as many as several hundred Māori equivalents. All the Māori words contained in Williams’s Māori dictionary appear here under English equivalents, together with words recorded in Tregear’s Māori-to-English dictionary but not in Williams. Well-established Māori borrowings from English are also included.
About the Author
Bruce Biggs (Ngāti Maniapoto; 1921–2000) was a renowned linguist and pioneer in the study of te reo Māori. He wrote several best-selling books on te reo Māori including Let’s Learn Maori (Auckland University Press), The English–Maori Maori–English Dictionary (Auckland University Press) and The Complete English–Maori Dictionary (Auckland University Press).
How to say hard case in Maori? Consult your complete English-Maori Dictionary… haatakeehi is the word. - Mathew Dearnaley, The Waikato Times
A useful tool - Forum for Modern Language Studies
The dictionary… will be a valued reference book in many fields. - The Bay of Plenty Times
PUBLISHED: October 1995