I learn te reo Māori as it was the first human language of our whenua.I learn te reo Māori as it was the first human language of our whenua. I love the sound of the language and its poetic nature. I wish i had grown up in a multi/bi lingual environment so I wasn't so mono lingual. Every language is a window into another reality and learning other languages reminds us that there are many world views and pulls us away from ethnocentrism. I hope one day that all children of our country will have the chance to learn to reo Maori and English . I think it would greatly improve race relations in our country and we'd all be better for it.