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Maori Language and Culture

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.

Asked in New Zealand, Maori Language and Culture

Why did the Maori fight colonists in New Zealand?

The Maori fought the early European settlers of NZ predominately because the settlers where unfairly taking the Maori peoples land off them as the Maori believed the Europeans were wanting to share the land, however the settlers wanted to purchase the land outright. The Maori people soon realised that the settlers did not want to share the land but by this time allot of the land was in the settlers hands. As more settlers came into New Zealand, they began to cheat...
Asked in New Zealand, Cheating, Dating, Maori Language and Culture

What does iwi mean to Maori?

Extended kinship group, tribe, nation, people, race - often refers to a large group of people descended from a common ancestor. ...
Asked in New Zealand, Maori Language and Culture

What does iwi maori mean?

Iwi Maori means the Maori Tribes. There are many 'tribes' of people in NZ who descend from a common ancestor and/or come from a common waka (one of the canoes which brought the original maori to NZ from their homeland - Hawaiiki). Some of the most well-known Iwi (tribes) are: Nga Puhi, Ngati Whatua, Tainui, Te Arawa, Tuhoe, Ngati Porou, Te Ati Awa, Kai Tahu... ...
Asked in Maori Language and Culture

What year did the Maori queen die?

The Maori Queen, Dame Te Arikinui Te Atairangikaahu, has died after a long battle with failing health. Te Atairangikaahu died at Turangawaewae Marae about 5.30pm on Tuesday, less than a month after her 75th birthday. She had been receiving dialysis at the marae. She was the sixth leader of Maori kingship, the Kingitanga movement, and was the longest serving monarch in its history. She served for 40 years. ...
Asked in Holidays and Traditions, Maori Language and Culture

What are some of the Maori's holidays?

Matariki, which is the Maori new year celebrating the rise of Matariki star cluster ...
Asked in Translations, New Zealand Literature and Language, Maori Language and Culture

What does te awanui a rangi mean?

Te Awanui a Rangi means The great river in the sky, also known as the milkyway. ...
Asked in Translations, Maori Language and Culture

How do you say good drink in Maori?

Inu pai = good drink , Tino pai toku inu = My Great drink :) Kei te pai! Okay ! ...
Asked in Translations, Maori Language and Culture

What does He ihu oneone mean?

He ihu oneone means 'a hardworker' in te reo Māori. 'He' meaning indefinite article 'a,' 'ihu' meaning nose and oneone meaning ground/gravel/sand. Thus, for one's nose to be down at ground level or covered in earth means one is hardworking. ...
Asked in New Zealand, New Zealand Literature and Language, Maori Language and Culture

What does tena koutou mean?

It is a greeting to 3 or more people Tena koe: Hello to one Tena Korua: Hello to two Tena koutou: Hello to all ...
Asked in World War 2, New Zealand, Maori Language and Culture

What is the Maori word for the number ONE?

it's tahi and heres the rest 1 tahi 2 rua 3 toru 4 wha 5 rima 6 ono 7 whitu 8 waru 9 iwa 10 tekau ...
Asked in Maori Language and Culture

What does Tena Rawa Atu Koe mean?

Thank you (when speaking to one person).
Asked in New Zealand Literature and Language, Maori Language and Culture

What does te whanau mean in maori?

Whanau is pronounced as Farno. And it means Family
Asked in Maori Language and Culture

What is the maori word of two?

The maori word for two is rua. Here are some other ones: 1-tahi 2-rua 3-toro 4-wha 5-rima 6-ono 7-whetu 8-waru 9-iwa 10-tekau 1 - tahi, 2 - rua, 3 - TORU , 4 - wha, 5 - rima , 6 - ono, 7 - WHITU , 8 - waru, 9 - iwa, 10 - tekau. ...
Asked in Translations, New Zealand Literature and Language, Maori Language and Culture

What does paka mean in maori?

Paka has many different meanings: a box a park the dock in a court a pack, packet or container to be reddish-brown or chestnut-colour to be scorched to be dried or baked scraps, dried food a ship It is also used as a very mild curse or swear-word, based on English "bugger!" used by sailors visiting the area - this was taken into the Maori language as paka! ...
Asked in New Zealand Literature and Language, New Zealand Entertainment and Arts, Maori Language and Culture

What are the lyrics to Nuku Te Aio?

Nei te iti o Ngati Raukawa, Te Atiawa, Toa Rangatira E whakamanawa atu nei ki aku rau rangatira Nuku te Aio, Nuku te Aio, Nuku te Aio, Nuku te Aio. Ka mihi ki nga manaakitanga I uwhia mai ai e koutou. Me wai manawhenua te hohonu Nei te whakahoki atu nei I te hau uuu ko te whakaaro Nuku te Aio, Nuku te Aio, Nuku te Aio, Nuku te Aio ...
Asked in Maori Language and Culture

What does taku whaea means in maori language?

'Taku whaea' can mean 'my Mum' or 'my Aunty'. Taku = my (when referring to one thing). Whaea = Mum, Aunty. ...
Asked in World War 2, New Zealand, Maori Language and Culture

Maori word for angel?

Ānahera is the Maori word for angel.
Asked in Maori Language and Culture

What does tua mean in maori?

It means back, or other side