'Ngā Mihi' Desktop Font


‘Ngā Mihi’ is a lowercase typeface inspired by common Māori motifs appearing in traditional art and designs, in particular the art of whakairo (carving). A strong figure-ground relationship between the individual letterforms creates a bold, intriguing, and culturally stylistic font that will bring a unique flavour to your project*.

This typeface is best showcased as a display font, and is perfect for applications across cultural, design, fashion, art, and branding projects.

Enjoy using one of the few Māori inspired typefaces available to the public.

*Please ensure whatever project you use this font for is promoting the Māori culture and respects tikanga.



  • 26 letters (English alphabet)
  • Macrons (for Māori text)
  • Selection of nine punctuation marks
  • Please note: lowercase letters ONLY
  • TrueType (.ttf) format


Authorised Use
The desktop licence is suitable for personal and commercial use.

The font may be installed and used on up to ten (10) computing devices. Contact us to purchase an upgrade if you require more.

Desktop Font Licence Agreement

Please read the full details of the Desktop Font Licence Agreement before purchasing this font.


We aim to dispatch all orders within 48 hours*. Once dispatched, please allow 1-3 (NZ) or 4-14 (AUS) working days for your purchase to arrive.

*Please note custom orders have additional waiting times.

To view our shipping policy please click here.


Check out our Frequently Asked Questions, such as international shipping, turn-around time, and custom print inquiries.

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
ia Morrison-Young
A taonga

Tino ātaahua font, Maimoa

I am a Māori linguist with a deep interest in keeping this kaupapa going,
I will showcase ngā mihi for both professional and personal projects.
kia kaha te reo Māori!!!!

Nga Mihi

Beautiful font, I love the koru. Would love to see more weights added to the font family.

Jacqui Brooks

Kia ora ehoa,
Loving the font - looks awesome for our hapu name - now eyeing up the frybread teatowels for gifts - Jacqui

Tipene Bell
He taonga te momotuhi nōu

I have searched and searched for a typeface that was uniquely Māori, that I could use on a daily basis, there was none, every year I would search, yet none was to be found, until finally Ngā Mihi. It's also very affordable for myself being on a tight budget, especially in comparison with other typefaces, and what this font uniquely represents, I am beyond thankful 🥰. It's also very brave to place this out into the open world as it is a real treasure, but it will be appreciated as such by those who use it. I will happily adhere to the terms set out in it's use. The font for me, has whakawhanaungatanga, identity Māori, and healing, all wrapped up in one, and provides me with a feeling of satisfaction. Kei te mihia e au ki a koe.

Tēnā koe Tipene, e mihi ana ki a koe. Thank you so much for the lovely review, always love hearing how the font is received and appreciated. Enjoy using it in your projects :)

Great Font

Perfect for what we wanted to use it for, easy to install and use. Thanks! :)

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Audio Files

All prints and greeting cards have audio files to assist with pronunciation.

Unique Designs

Our designs are hand-lettered to ensure originality. Custom pieces are original artworks.