Kia Ora

Some late night/early morning curiosities.

This common Māori greeting has so many meanings. Initially I though it was just “Hi”, “Hello”, “Cheers” or “G’day!”. 👋🏻

Now I’ve found out it also means:

– to live

– have life

– be well

– be healthy

– shine on (@ednotmed 😉)

“Ora“ = Life and “Kia” is a future tense particle, meaning something will happen.

I really like the simplicity and simultaneous complexity of the Māori language.

One word can have multiple meanings, in multiple contexts.

Am considering taking up a course someday.

Kia ora! 🌟

#kiaora #maori #language #neverstoplearning #tourist

(Instagram repost)

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