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Māori Space Vocabulary

Originally posted by remystic

Tātai Arorangi - Astronomy
Whānau a Tamanuiterā - Solar System
Kōmaru - Sun
- Sun
Whiro - Mercury
Takero - Mercury
Kōpū - Venus (summer dawn)
Tāwera - Venus (summer dawn)
Rereahiahi - Venus (summer dusk)
Mermere - Venus (winter dawn)
Meremere tū ahiahi - Venus (winter dusk)
Ao - Earth
Matawhero - Mars
Kōpūnui - Jupiter
Hineitīweka - Jupiter
Rangawhenua - Jupiter
Pareārau - Saturn
Rongo - Saturn
Wherangi - Uranus
Tangaroa - Neptune
Whiro - Pluto
Ahoroa - Moon
Marama - Moon
Māhina - Moon
Atarau - Moon
Whetūao - Planet
Whetū mārama - Planet
Aorangi - Planet (modern word)
Whetū - Star
Kāhui - Constellation
Kōtiritiri - Meteor, shooting star
Kōtiri - Meteor, shooting star
Mangōroa - Milky Way
Te Ika o te Rangi - Milky Way
Matariki - Pleiades (It’s appearance is seen as the star of a new year for Māori)
Auahitūroa - Comet

(I’ll upload a pronunciation guide for Māori soon)