Toi te Kupu

Toi Te Kupu Māori dictionary
Māori to English and English to Māori dictionary about food, cooking and health.

Toi Te Kupu is a Māori-to-English and English-to-Māori dictionary about kai, cooking, our body and our mind. The resource was developed in partnership with the Heart Foundation to empower everyone in Aotearoa to have conversations with tamariki and mokopuna about the importance of food and health in te reo Māori. First published in 2014, a new update to this resource has been completed and the 2020 version is now available.

The dictionary includes:

  • New stories of the Atua and the foods of Tāne, Tangaroa, Haumia and Rongo
  • Kupu (words) for everyday foods including fruits and vegetables, wholegrains, dairy, meat and eggs
  • Kupu for parts of the body and some common health terms
  • Kupu for whānau-focused activities, from sports to general play and the equipment needed.