papa, or matua.
It means father. Another word for father in Maori is Papa.
Kāinga, papa kāinga.
"Te Papa" means "the earth" 'te' means 'the' and 'papa' means 'earth'/'ground'
place of gathering...
Te Papa is the name of a museum in New Zealand. Te Papa translates directly to container of treasures which is rooted in Maori poetry.
Papatuanuku (aka papa) is mother earth.
They were the children of Rangi and Papa. They were all male and there were 70 of them in total.
Matua or Papa. C/O Ngata Dictionary