New Zealand Languages

English:
English is the major official language. Maori is the second official language.

Maori:
Maori is the native language of New Zealand's indigenous people (the Maori) and although it is not commonly spoken as a first language, Maori can be seen every day in place names and heard on the radio and television, on marae (a Maori meeting house), and increasingly in schools and kindergartens.

A recent survey by the New Zealand government shows about 130,000 people speak some Maori.