If polyglotinous was a word, it would fit the English language well.
English has borrowed words from many languages and enriched itself by doing so.
It also has many varieties which have their own distinctive words.
New Zealand English is far richer for the addition of Maori words. Maori Language Week is an opportunity to appreciate that and add to our vocabularies.
Today I’m grateful for the richness Maori adds to our language and culture.