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Survey of Language Use in Māori Households and Communities 1973-1978 : Reports to the Participants

NZCER Māori Research Unit led by Dr Richard Benton

In 1973, led by Dr Richard Benton, the newly established NZCER Māori Research Unit (Te Wāhanga Kaupapa Māori), embarked on the first sociolinguistic survey of te reo Māori in New Zealand.

The survey stands as a landmark sociolinguistic work in New Zealand.  In all, 6915 individuals in 6,470 Māori families, covering 33,338 individuals throughout the North Island of New Zealand were interviewed in depth. 

Read the reports to the participants from this survey by region.

Te Wāhanga
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Research report
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