[Maori] The Holy Bible

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Post by tkhamon » March 22nd, 2010, 11:19 pm

A huge project, but this would be awesome to have.

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Post by annise » March 22nd, 2010, 11:36 pm

Most of the Bible versions we have are done book by book which is not so big. Trouble would be to find Maori speakers and a version of the Bible which would be PD - which means translated before 1923 for us to use it on our US based servers and , if the reader/s are living in NZ , that it is PD for them too
But it would be great to have :D

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Post by tkhamon » March 22nd, 2010, 11:46 pm

I might be able to locate some readers, but how would i go about finding a translation that is PD?

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Post by annise » March 23rd, 2010, 12:07 am

A google search for Maori Bible etext is a good way to start - first one that comes up http://www.biblegateway.com/versions/index.php?action=getVersionInfo&vid=24#copy does say ir is PD but you would need to have a good look round and see what is available - some sites are not very reliable.

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Post by tkhamon » March 23rd, 2010, 12:15 am

I found an article (see http://anglicanhistory.org/nz/maunsell_translation1858.html) that claims the translation happened before 1858. I suppose I might have to get a hard copy in my hands to be absolutely sure.

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Post by Ranulph » March 23rd, 2010, 1:19 am

Really cool :)

I hope this project happens!

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Post by Cassiane » March 23rd, 2010, 6:55 am

This book, available on Google Books, appears to be a Maori New Testament published in 1903.

http://books.google.com/books?id=wI0NAQAAIAAJ
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Post by Cassiane » March 23rd, 2010, 6:58 am

And this one - likely the same translation, though I'm not sure - is published in 1887, and probably a bit easier to read:

http://books.google.com/books?id=hcg2AAAAMAAJ
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