Common Cook Island Words

In our Pacific Language video series, we are very happy to bring you our first Cook Island language video. In this video, you will learn common Cook Island words that you can use in everyday conversations. 

At Pacific Learners, our passion is to see Pacific Language flourish, so saying ‘Hello’ in Cook Island is as easy as saying ‘Kia orāna’, or saying ‘Aere Mai is as easy as saying ‘Come’.

Use this video as the foundation upon which you, your students, or your children can better engage and understand the language of the beautiful Cook Islands.

5 Simple Cook Islands words you will learn in this video – among many others

1. Hello in Cook Island

Kia orāna

2. Good morning in Cook Island

Pōpongi meitaki

3. Drink in Cook Island


4. Hungry in Cook Island


5. Go in Cook Island


Once you become familiar with these common Cook Island words, have a go at our next video, Common Cook Island Phrases !

Simple Cook Island Prayer:

Ka pure tātou – Let us pray
‘Ē to mātou Metua i runga i te rangi teitei – Our heavenly father
Te pati atu nei mātou i tā’au ‘akameitaki’anga i teia ‘epetoma. – We ask for your blessings this week 
Ki runga ‘ia mātou tātakita’i – To each and every one of us
Na roto i te ingoa o Iesu i pure atu ei mātou. – In Jesus name we pray
‘Āmene – Amen 

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