Tagged: indigenous

Kia ora: how Māori borrowings shape New Zealand English - Lippy Linguist

Andreea Calude Sep 29, 2017

New Zealand English is one of the youngest dialects of English. It exhibits a number of unique features and the use of words from the indigenous Māori language is probably the most salient and easily recognisable one. In our latest research, we found that the process by which Māori words are most frequently borrowed resembles the Darwinian concept of … Read More

Reshaping the mould for Māori obesity research - Mātau Taiao

Laura Goodall Apr 29, 2016

What has the Māori word for ‘chieftainship’ got to do with a team of scientists looking at obesity in Northland? Answer: the researchers broke the scientific mould by putting the Māori communities — not scientists — in the leading role. Researcher Ricky Bell tells us how they did it. Rangatiratanga is a powerful word.  It’s loosely translated to mean chieftainship, authority, leadership.  But … Read More

Maori cancer divide highlighted in global study - News

Guest Work Oct 15, 2015

by Hunter Calder Cancer Researchers have found Māori in New Zealand have a higher chance of getting preventable cancerous diseases such as lung or cervical cancer than their non-indigenous peers. And they are also suffering higher cancer rates than indigenous people in other countries, where rates are similar to or lower than to those in non indigenous populations. Māori women were among the largest group … Read More