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Maori Language and Culture

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The Maori people are the native people of New Zealand. They were also the original speakers of the Maori language, one of New Zealand's official languages. Descendants of the Maori people are found throughout New Zealand. In this category, there are questions relating to this people's culture, history and language.
Wherever you see colonization (from British, French, Portuguese, Spanish or Dutch), you will find that the indigenous people suffer. Look what has happened to the American native people, and Canada's First People and the Aborigines of Australia. Exactly the same thing happened in Aoteaora-New Zeala…
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It is formally recorded that during a game of soccer (then football) William Web Ellis in the normal manner collected the ball in his hand. At that time handling the ball was legal as long as the carrier retreated back to their own players to make a pass. Web Ellis ran forward. This was unusual but …
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Haka Dance The Haka is a traditional Maori dance. The Haka was originally a combination of dance and chanting that was performed by Maori warriors before the went to battle. Nowadays the Haka is mainly performed for amusement or ceremoniously: a welcome for important guests or to commemorate an im…
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They played games such as TiiTiiTorea (stick games), spinning tops, Manutukutuku (kites), Whai (string games like cats in the cradle), Ki-o-rahi (a ball game similar to rugby), games similar to draughts, slingshots, games similar to knucklebones, darts, hand action games, stilts, hide and seek, tag,…
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Apart from travelling by foot, canoes or 'Waka' were the primary form of transport. New Zealand is a mountainous country and before European arrival was covered in dense bush which made other forms of transport unsuitable. However the extensive river systems here enable large distances to be covere…
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Various Maori chiefs and representatives of the British Crown signed the Treaty of Waitangi. The Treaty of Waitangi was signed on February 6, 1840.
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She is called Kuia.
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The Haka is generally done in a large group, one should probably have at least three people. But, the more the better. The Haka is done in Maori The Haka can be mixed and recreated as much as you want. Yell as loud as you can, it is an war cry Flex your muscles and put on a menacing face. Make sure …
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Abel Janszoon Tasman of The Netherlands was the first European to sight New Zealand, doing so in 1642, but he did explore the islands. At the time he believed it to be part of the same continent to which Van Diemen's Land (now Tasmania) belonged.
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Because its a great country and people love it here, because of the great scenery 
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Yes God is a spirit. God is also God the Father and God the Son, Jesus Christ. All three in one are known as God. Explanations fail me....it's a faith thing!I'm sorry, but I have to disagree. They all are the same in PURPOSE?(just as my husband and I are considered one), but Heavenly Father, Jesus C…
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The precious rock that the early Maori hunted for was Pounamu/Greenstone. Pounamu is only found in the South Island mostly around the West Coast ways. This was a very strong rock that the Maoris could use for various things. Pounamu is also called Jade. It is often used for jewellery and is highly…
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The precious rock that the early Maori hunted for was pounamu, better known as jade. The Maori used the strong rock for weapons.
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Hi in regards to your reply to the Q. "Where do Maori come from" is not Hawaii! We believe of our ancient homeland to be Hawaiki but it is of a spiritual nature (where we return to when we die). Maori originated from South East Asia, through the islands and into the south pacific. If you wish to rea…
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Maori had no written language when Europeans arrived in New Zealand, so one was created using characters from the English alphabet. Our alphabet is made up of 15 characters as follows: A E H I K M N Ng O P R T U W WhMaori was an oral language that consists of 55 sounds. If you sing these sounds to …
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According to the website below, Te Puke means "the hill."
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Today Auckland City covers a large area which includes the Rohe of a number of different Iwi. The local tribe who lived in the area where downtown Auckland is now was Ngāti Whātua. There is also a generic name for the Māori living in Auckland today - that is "Ngāti Ākarana". Ākarana is "Au…
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The Maori are the native people of New Zealand. Maori come from New Zealand. The spiritual homeland for Maori is Hawaiiki. No one is really sure about where this place is but there are many theories of where it might be. The Maori people are most certainly the "Tangata Whenua" or the native race …
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when people liked the maori designs the'd start to wear it . . others gradually begin to like it too so they were the same kinda maori designs and on and on till everyones wearing it! =] thats just my opinion. For who? For Maori or non-Maori?
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The Maori name for the volcanic cone in Auckland called Pigeon Mountain is Ohuiarangi.
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Maori people are part of the human race too! The causes of death are the same as for the rest of the human race and that is part of life's wonderful cycle. The world is constantly renewing - that's life.
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Maori people and our religion are closely tied to the natural world. Our Gods are personifications of the forces that have been and still are important to our survival. Some of our Gods are: Papatuanuku, the earth mother Ranginui, the sky father Tane Mahuta, God of the forests Tangaroa, God of …
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Tamati Waka Nene did not originate from Auckland. He is Ngāpuhi from the Hokianga harbour in Northland.
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Kiri Te Kanawa answer 2 = Maui comes home is a legend about a boy who travelled to far off lands to find his mother. Maui finds fire is a myth about a boy who visited the Underworld to borrow some fire. Hatupatu is the adventures of a boy who encounters a bird woman. Mataaho is a legend ab…
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When the Europeans colonised Aotearoa New Zealand, they had a long history of taking land and that is one of the reasons why so many people flocked to this country. Land had been taken from the Scots during the Highland Clearances, Land was useless in Ireland because of repeated famine there. In En…
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MSN Encarta translates it to being a Maori village or smaller settlement. Kainga can mean house or can refer to where you live or where you believe to be your turangawaewae (the place where your roots are from).
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Papa has a lot of meanings thus being 'father', 'ground' or a shortened form of Papatuanuku (Earth Mother).
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The Maori people affected the British Sports not because the Maori played a game called Ki-O-Rahi which is like Rugby. When the British came they saw the Maori play it so they made a new sport similiar and called it rugby 
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Ngāpuhi chief Hone Heke was outspoken in his support of the Treaty of Waitangi, and believed to be the first Maori to sign it. It is doubtful whether, without such open support from a well-respected Maori chief, the Treaty would have been accepted by Maori.
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Wiremu Tāmihana took a leading role in the formation of the King movement and the election of Pōtatau Te Wherowhero as the first Māori King. Accordingly, he became known as 'Kingmaker'. When Te Wherowhero was confirmed as king in May 1859, Tāmihana placed a Bible over his head.But, It was Matene…
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Still do. Species that are hunted have changed though. Maori hunted on a daily basis. They hunted for survival purposes. Maori hunted to feed their families, visitors to their villages, and for celebrations.
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Around 4,296,756 (2010)
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The Maori word for house is "whare."
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It's hardiness for tools. As jewellery - stories passed down from generation to generation have helped the mystery and rarity of the pounamu to become quite legendary.
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Kainga or kāinga is the Māori word for home, house, or abode.
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Traditional Maori Food Kai is the Maori word for food. Maori, New Zealand's indigenous people, were hunters, gatherers and crop farmers, who gathered food from the forest, stream, sea and garden. Their diet was traditionally birds and fish together with gathered wild herbs and roots. Gardens grew ro…
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The Catholic and Protestant missionaries began to arrive in New Zealand in 1814. Their mission was to convert the Maori population.
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Ngai Tuhoe dialect - Kohi-tātea Translated from English word - Hānuere = Ianus, Roman god
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Atua, is god. there are many spirits, with many names, the word for the spirit of a person is Wairua, the wairua of a person begins when the eye form in the fetus.
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They were first posted to Greece and then fought in the battle for Crete. They then fought in the North African campaign including the battles for Takrouna and El Alamein, and the legendary Breakout from Minqar Qaim. After the end of the fighting in Africa they were sent to Italy and took part in th…
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Depended on where you were situated and what materials were available to you. If you had flax nearby or the resources necessary to weave, then you wore woven cloaks etc. If you had access to wild animals then you wore skins from those animals. The bird was far too small but their feathers were us…
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Inia Watene Tauhia Te Wiata (b. 10 June 1915 Otaki, New Zealand - d. 26 June 1971) was a Māori bass-baritone opera singer, film actor and carver. Te Wiata was born into the Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga Iwi. His father, Watene Te Wiata, died early and he was brought up by Pairoroku and Rakete Rikihan…
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Answer I assume that you're asking about the Korean automaker Kia. Kia roughly translates to 'arising from Asia'. The Korean word for Kia is '기아', pronounced 'ghee-ah'. '기 (ghee)', 'Ki' part of Kia, is from Chinese letter '起', which means to arise. '아 (ah)', 'a' part of Kia, is from…
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the Maori word for HORSE is HOIHO
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The Maori population declined from about 100,000 to approximately 40,000 between 1840 and 1900. The cause of this was loss of Maori land and the problems this caused. After 1840 the Pakeha population saw rapid growth and by 1860, 65% of land was in Pakeha hands. The New Zealand Wars saw more land co…
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1. Creation. In Maori cosmogony the universe is created through many stages of Te Kore (chaos, nothingness), Te Po, (darkness, night) until emerges Te Ao Marama (the world of light). 2. The exploits of Maui. The demi-god Maui is a major character in mythologies throughout Polynesia. A hero/trickste…
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He was born atParakara,south ofKerikeri,in the Bay of Islands in New Zealand around 1807.
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A New Zealander. A native New Zealander is called a Maori, a non-native is called a Pakeha or a Kiwi.
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The maori transliteration of the English word abbey is 'Api'.
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Any. Most popular I've seen as whole school productions are:Rata and the waka.Uenuku and HInepukohurangi.Tutanekai and Hinemoa.Te AohurhurhuI always had a soft spot for the maori legends of tribal mountains. Take for instance the legend about Tarawera, Putauaki and Whakaari. A love triangle that is …
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Aotearoa New Zealand . Some people believe that they originally came from the cook islands (North of New Zealand)
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The Maori are the original inhabitants of New Zealand.
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the answer is Russel island
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BLACK represents Te Korekore (the realm of potential being). It thus symbolises the long darkness from which the earth emerged, as well as signifying Rangi - the heavens, a male, formless, floating, passive force. RED represents Te Whei Ao (coming into being). It symbolises Papatuanuku, the earth-mo…
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It is said, Maori migrated from Hawaiki.
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Maori refers to the indigenous people of Aotearoa/New Zealand, their culture and their language.
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The Māori word for "love" is "Aroha" or "Arohanui" meaning big love, lots of love mostly put on cards and at the ends of letters. Me te aroha nui (with all my love) Aroha.
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Tinirau and Kae. http://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/exhibitions/whales/Segment.aspx?irn=189 http://www.teara.govt.nz/EarthSeaAndSky/OceanStudyAndConservation/TangaroaTheSea/3/en Paikea According to legend, Paikea came to New Zealand from the Pacific Islands on the back of a whale many centuries a…
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you speak maori by learning and experiencing maori life. maori people live, eat, breath and speak maori because they have learnt it over a period of years. some are raised speaking maori. To know how to speak maori is to learn from people who have experienced maori and is fluent and willing to teach…
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It means 'ordinary' or 'natural' . I te reo Maori - ko te tikanga o te kupu, ko te Maori.
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Rakau - is the Maori word for tree. Rakau also means timber, wood or stick.
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New Zealand. ( Aotearoa )
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The Maori people came to New Zealand from eastern Polynesia, probably somewhere in between AD 1280 to 1300. They spread throughout the country and have a very distinct culture. Their name "Maori" means "normal" in their language. There is one known game called the Maori Stick game that is still pla…
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Tēnā koa, tēnā rawa atu, kia ora rawa atu or simply kia ora.
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Kainga usually means village but may also mean home.
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Aotearoa is the Maori name for New Zealand. It means Land of the long white cloud. ** Aotearoa simply means "Long Cloud" - no "land of" (Whenua) or "white" (Ma) is in the name. Also, "Aotea" was the name of one of the first Maori canoes to settle on the Nth Island, given its lengthy voyage, it's f…
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Dame Kiri Te KanawaBefore Kiri there was Inia Te Wiata who was also internationally known. He too had a wonderful voice.
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Te Waipounamu (The Greenstone Isle), the South Island. Also Te-Waka-a-Maui, the canoe of Maui, from which he fished up the North Island ( Te-Ika-A-Maui, the fish of Maui ).
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I believe this is a stupid question. The Maoris are alike Aborigines as much as the Irish and the Asian. They way of life was almost completely different. ** To be fair the word aborigine means A member of the indigenous or earliest known population of a region; a native. So by that definition, Mā…
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Aotearoa "the land of the long white cloud".
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They eat fish,wood pigeon and also tui. from Luke Aaron Williams (but in maori whana)
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Maori culture is unique to New Zealand. The ancestors of the Maori came from Polynesia or, in Mythology, from Hawaiiki.
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Ko te tika, te pono me te aroha.
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Ma whero, ma pango, ka oti te mahi. By red and black a job is finished - Many hands make light work. also makes reference to the creation story when rangi and papa were separating by there offspring, white = the light red the blood of there separating bodies' and black the dark. The spirit of unity…
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You say Kia Ora Ko ?? Taku Ingoa Which means Hi my name is...
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Hone Heke was a significant Māori chief, who gained his reputation as an excellent warrior when he fought in the first battle of Kororareka in 1830, when he joined in Titore's expedition to Tauranga, and when he fought alongside Titore against Pomare II in 1837.As the first Māori to sign the Treat…
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chances are that Maori actually had very good health. As with any of the peoples who 'lived off the land', any genetic flaws or weaknesses were eventually 'weeded out' as the afflicted died off - of course, there were no hospitals and the tribe recognised that it would be to their own detriment to c…
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There are many factors which influenced the Maori to sign the Treaty Of Waitangi. The Maori signed the Treaty of Waitangi because the purpose of the agreement was to protect Maori land interests in exchange for recognition of British sovereignty. The Maori had no dispute over handing over ownership …
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.Lots of shellfish and fish, birds, especially keruru (wood pigeon), tui ,bellbird, moa (a huge, flightless bird (now extinct), whales, seals.
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Maori have lived in new zealand for around seven hundred years , about since 12th century A.D approximate.
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I'm assuming this is New Zealand Maori? There is no one single Maori chief. Maori in NZ are formed into different tribes and each tribe (iwi) and sub-tribe (hapu) of that tribe have their own chiefs. For example, Tumu Te Heu Heu is the paramount chief of the Ngati Tuwharetoa tribe/iwi (from the Tau…
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Kai means food in maori
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The opera singer is from Gisborne, New Zealand. Gisborne is located on New Zealand's North Island.
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Potatau Te Wherowhero Sir Peter Buck Sir Apirana Ngata Dame Whina Cooper Rua Kenana Te Whiti Te Rauparaha Princess Te Puea Herangi Dame Te Arikinui Te Ataarangikaahu Tahupotiki Wiremu Ratana
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Maori are the native People of New Zealand.
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The native people of New Zealand are the Maori people. Some famous modern day Maori people include Apirana Ngata and Stephen Kearney.
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It's kei te pehea koe. Pronounced - kay (kei) te pear (pe) hare (hea) queer (koe).
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Sir Peter Buck
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Tāmaki-makau-rau.
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I believe god means 'Ra' 2Atua is the Maori word for God. Ra is the Sun God.
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The maori name for the Auckland region is Tamaki Makaurau. 'Akarana' is the Maori transliteration of the English 'Auckland'.
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because when the eurponens came they took the land away from them, the Maroi sold (what is now wellington) to the europeons for about $500,000 at the time of the selling, and it ahppends thoughtout most of new Zealand. and that's how it happend?but then again i am not to sure about all of this it i…
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The maori people found the moa. Sorry that is all I know. This is a good website: www.teara.govt.nz Well I hope I helped
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Te Ika ā MauiIts the size of the north Island
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