I was teaching Japanese during the Maori Language Moment!
I was teaching Japanese during the Maori Language Moment! But we had fun and we talked about the similarities and differences between the two languages :) The vowel sounds are basically identical, with only a few different consonant sounds. The students were really surprised to learn that there are words that mean basically the same thing in Japanese as they do in Maori. We played a game of "Is it Maori, or Japanese?" which got quite heated at times!