Results for: Maori

In New Zealand Literature and Language

In Maori what does Maori mean?

It means 'ordinary' or 'natural' .. I te reo Maori - ko te tikanga o te kupu, ko te Maori.
In Maori Language and Culture

Where did Maori come from?

The mythical original homeland of the Maori is most commonly known as Hawaiiki but its exact location remains unknown. The ancestors of the Maori were Polynesian and discovere (MORE)
In Maori Language and Culture

Where are Maori from?

The Maori come from New Zealand (Aotearoa) which they settled from Polynesia. In Maori mythology, the traditional home was Hawaiiki.
In New Zealand Literature and Language

Where are maoris found?

Maori people are found all throughout the North and South islands of New Zealand, there could also be some Maori people in other countries, but the primary population is in Ne (MORE)
In Maori Language and Culture

What do the maori live in?

The modern Maori families live in maraes, which are large buildings that often have carvings and paua shell adorning it
In New Zealand Literature and Language

What happened to the Maori?

Nothing really happened to the Maori people of Aotearoa. Although there are few of us and our language has dwindled down dramatically in the past 200 years, there still a lot (MORE)
In Maori Language and Culture

What is who is that in Maori?

The most common way of saying "Who is that?" in Maori is "Ko wai tena?" macron on the "e" in tena.
In Maori Language and Culture

Why are Maoris called Maoris?

Maori had no formal name for themselves when contact was first made with non-Maori people (Europeans) so they called themselves 'Maori ', meaning 'normal' or 'natural'.
In New Zealand History

Does maori culture have a maori flag?

Yes there have been several styles of Maori Flag. Maori is a tribally based society and while tribal groups and associations, political and religious movements have their (MORE)