Noble Kanohi Rau
Mask of Translation
Power(s)Lets user understand other languages
KanokaRemove Poison and Enlarge
Notable Wearer(s)Matoran/Toa/Turaga Nokama

The Kanohi Rau is the Mask of Translation. The Great Rau gives its user the power to understand and speak almost any written or spoken form of communication. The Noble Rau only lets the user understand writings, like runes and symbols. Both versions enable the user to comprehend the meaning behind carvings.

Rau were carved out of a mixture of Remove Poison and Enlarge Kanoka on Metru Nui.

Example Usages

Great: Toa Nokama used her Great Rau to talk to Kikanalo in BIONICLE 2: Legends of Metru Nui.

Noble: Turaga Nokama used her Noble Rau to read the back of the Avohkii in BIONICLE: Mask of Light.

Known Wearers


  • Matoran Nokama (Powerless in shape of Great) Formerly; became Great when she transformed into a Toa.
  • Toa Metru Nokama - Formerly; became Noble when she transformed into a Turaga.
  • Dalu (Powerless in shape of Great)
  • A Toa wearing a Great Rau who Mutran captured and forced to communicate with some Blade Burrowers


  • Turaga Vakama - Former secondary mask, destroyed with Ta-Koro
  • Turaga Nokama - Primary mask
  • Turaga Whenua - Secondary mask
  • Turaga Onewa - Secondary mask
  • Turaga Matau - Secondary mask
  • Turaga Nuju - Secondary mask
  • The Toa Mata - Formerly secondary masks; lost when they became Toa Nuva, now with the Turaga.
  • Ahkmou (Powerless in shape of Noble)
  • Hafu - On Metru Nui (Powerless in shape of Noble)
  • Kotu (Powerless in shape of Noble)
  • Tamaru (Powerless in shape of Noble)
  • Gadjati (Powerless in shape of Noble)
  • Keahi (Powerless in shape of Noble)
  • Toudo (Powerless in shape of Noble)
  • Akamu (Powerless in shape of Noble)

Know Forms

VahiIgnikaMask of Creation


PehkuiMask of ClairvoyanceKualsiMask of EmulationMask of GrowthMask of Rahi Control
JutlinAvsaFelnasMohtrek ShelekCrast
Other: Golden KanohiInfected KanohiCopper Mask of Victory
Mask of Elemental EnergyAvohkiiKraahkan
Mask of Light and ShadowKirilRodeOlmakOlisi
Mask of IntangibilityMask of Possibilities
Mask of PsychometryMask of MutationMask of Charisma
Mask of AdaptationMask of AgingMask of BiomechanicsMask of ConjuringMask of FusionMask of IncomprehensionMask of ReboundingMask of Sensory AptitudeMask of ScavengingMask of Undeath

Kanohi Nuva:

Hau NuvaKaukau NuvaMiru NuvaKakama NuvaPakari NuvaAkaku NuvaAki NuvaRua Nuva

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