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Aotearoa words

Aotearoa New Zealand.
iwi tribe
hawaiki the ancient homeland
Haka it is a dance that the Maori do at weddings or games
mokos tattoo
whare runanga meeting house
koauau cross-blown flute
kura tuarua highschool
kura school
Kia ora hello, cheers, good luck, best wishes.
tēnā koe hello (speaking to one person), thank you.
noho iho rā goodbye
tūruhi tourists
Te arawa it was believed to be part of the great fleet
what are the four main time periods for the maori people the seeds, the growth, the flowering and the turning point
ariki supreme cheif
tapu sacred wisdom
mana authority
ihi excellence
wehi power inherited from the gods and ancestors
rangatira a cheif
patu a club (weapon)
kaumatua elders
kuia elder women
Kei te pehea koe how are you
tohunga priests
tutua commoners
taurekareka or mokai slaves
atua gods
pounamu greenstone
te wai pounamu place of greenstone
ponga silver fern
podocarp hard wood trees
tokomaru great ocean-going canoes that were used in the migrations that settled new Zealand
takitimu a migration canoe - the crew of this canoe from Hawaiki are claimed as ancestors by Ngati Kahungunu, Ngai Tahu and Ngati Ranginui
mataatua migration canoe which landed at Whakatane and finally ended at Hokianga before being dragged overland to Takou
kurahaupo crew of this canoe from Hawaiki are claimed as ancestors by many tribes, including some from Taranaki, Whanganui and the southern North Island
tangatawhenua people of the land
waka canoe
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