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Greetings in Te Reo and Pacific languages


Greetings in Te Reo


Kia ora (Greetings, Hello)

Kia ora rā kōrua (Greetings, Hello to you two – 2 people)

Kia ora koutou (Greetings, Hello to you – 3 or more people)

Kia ora koutou katoa (Greetings, Hello to you all – 3 or more people)

Tēnā koe (Greetings, Hello to you – 1 person)

Tēnā kōrua (Greetings, Hello to you two – 2 people)

Tēnā koutou (Greetings, Hello to you – 3 or more people)

Tēnā koutou katoa (Greetings, Hello to you all – 3 or more people)

Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa (Greetings, Greetings, Greetings to you all – 3 or more people)

Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā tatou katoa (Greetings, Greetings, Greetings to us all – the speaker and those being spoken to, 3 or more people)

Tēnā koe e hoa (Greetings, Hello to you friend)

Tēnā kōrua e tama mā (Greetings, Hello to you two boys)

E kui, tēnā koe (Elderly lady, Greetings, Hello to you)

E koro mā, tēnā koutou (Elderly men, Greetings to you all – 3 or more people)

Pacific greetings


Talofa lava - Samoan

Malo e lelei - Tongan

Bula vinaka - Fijian

Fakaalofa lahi atu - Niuean

Kia orana - Cook Islands

Fakatalofa atu - Tuvaluan

Malo ni - Tokelauan

Mauri - Kiribati