As with the Days of the Week – Ngā Rā o te Wiki, the Months of the Year – Ngā Marama o te Tau have two versions that people use:
|Months of the Year||Ngā Marama o te Tau||Kupu Arotau (loan words)|
Either version is acceptable to use. Traditional text and native speakers tended to use the kupu arotau or loan words more. Modern Māori learning environments tend to favour Ngā Marama o te Tau.