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Native to New Zealand
Region Polynesia
Ethnicity Māori people
Native speakers 60,000  (1991)
157,000 New Zealand residents claim they can converse in Māori about everyday things (2006 census)[1]
Language family
Writing system Latin (Māori alphabet)
Māori Braille
Official status
Official language in New Zealand
Regulated by Māori Language Commission
Language codes
ISO 639-1 mi
ISO 639-2 mao (B)
mri (T)
ISO 639-3 mri

The Māori language (Māori: Te Reo Māori, shortened to Te Reo) is the language of the Māori and an official language of New Zealand. It is an Austronesian language.

Although it's an official language, not many people speak it fluently. But the language can be seen everywhere throughout New Zealand as many of the places have Maori names, such as Whangarei or Timaru.