Ko te pātaka kōrero tūmau o tētahi iwi, e whakaata ana i tōna ahurea. Ko ngā kai o roto, ko ngā waiata, ko ngā karakia, ko ngā pūrākau me ngā paki auaha, ko ngā tuhituhinga, ko ngā kiriata - ko ērā katoa ka kīia ko te mātākōrero a te iwi.
The storehouse of longstanding texts of a people, which reflect their culture. A people's literature includes their songs, incantations, traditional and creative stories, written works and films.
Literature also applies to a collection of works relating to a particular topic, such as environmental literature. Literature can be classified as either oral or written.