Ka Ngaro Te Reo

Ka Ngaro Te Reo

Maori Language Under Siege in the Nineteenth Century

Book - 2016 | First edition
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"In 1800, te reo Maori was the only language spoken in New Zealand. By 1899, it was on the verge of disappearing altogether. In "Ka ngaro te reo", Paul Moon traces the spiralling decline of the language during an era of prolonged colonisation that saw political, economic, cultural and linguistic power shifting steadily into the hands of the European core. In this revelatory and hard-hitting account, Moon draws on a vast range of published and archival material, as well as oral histories and contemporary Maori accounts, to chart the tortuous journey of a language under seige in a relentless European campaign to "save the Maori Race". He also chronicles the growing committment among many Maori towards the end of the nineteenth century to ensure that the language would survive." -- Back cover.
"He taonga tuku iho nga tupuna" -- A strange medley: end of eighteenth century to 1814 -- "E mate ana matou i te pukapuka kore": 1815 to mid 1830s -- "A mere language of tradition": mid 1830s to c. 1850 -- "Forge a way forward": 1850s to 1860s -- Nga Atete: 1870s to 1890s -- Te reo Maori in 1899.
Publisher: Dunedin, New Zealand :, Otago University Press,, 2016.
Edition: First edition
Branch Call Number: 499.442 MOO
Characteristics: 335 pages ;,23 cm.
Notes: Includes bibliography (p. 285 - 322) and index.

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