Dictionary of Cook Islands languages

Welcome to the online Dictionary of Cook Islands Languages.

This is a bilingual dictionary with the meanings of each headword given in English. It can be searched for both English and Cook Islands languages words in all of the languages or of a particular language using the drop down box.

This online dictionary is aimed at providing quick access for learners and speakers of the languages of the Cook Islands. The Cook Islands languages are closely related to the indigenous languages of Tuamotu, Aotearoa/New Zealand, Hawai‘i, the Marquesas, Tahiti and the Society Islands.

The aim of this dictionary is to eventually have comprehensive separate dictionaries for each of the indigenous languages of the Cook Islands. At this stage the Mangaian, Rarotongan and Tongarevan (Penrhyn) dictionaries are quite comprehensive, while the dictionaries of the other languages are in various stages of development using fluent speakers from those languages. Improvements will continue to be made on all the dictionaries.

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