While there has been historical debate between Māori iwi across the North and South Islands, Tamihere says Aotearoa is "now widely accepted up and down the country as the term that defines what Pākehā continue to call New Zealand". "Changing the name to Aotearoa is what a lot of Māori want.
New Zealanders (Māori: Tāngata Aotearoa), colloquially known as Kiwis (/kiːwiː/), are people associated with New Zealand, sharing a common history, culture, and language (New Zealand English).
The Māori are the Indigenous People of Aotearoa (New Zealand).
Are Maoris and Australian aboriginals related? The Maori of New Zealand (NZ) and the Aborigines of Australia are not related in modern contexts. The Aborigines came to Australia about 40,000 years ago from Africa while the Maori came to NZ about 1,000 years ago from Polynesia.
The seven waka hourua that arrived to Aotearoa were Tainui, Te Arawa, Mātaatua, Kurahaupō, Tokomaru, Aotea and Tākitimu.
3. (noun) Māori, indigenous New Zealander, indigenous person of Aotearoa/New Zealand - a new use of the word resulting from Pākehā contact in order to distinguish between people of Māori descent and the colonisers.
Iwi (Māori pronunciation: [ˈiwi]) are the largest social units in New Zealand Māori society. In Māori iwi roughly means "people" or "nation", and is often translated as "tribe", or "a confederation of tribes".
Pākehā (or Pakeha without macrons; /ˈpɑːkɛhɑː, -kiːhɑː, -kiːə/; Māori pronunciation: [ˈpaːkɛhaː]) is a Māori-language term for New Zealanders primarily of European descent.
Aotearoa (Māori: [aɔˈtɛaɾɔa]) is the contemporary Māori language name for New Zealand. The name was originally used by Māori in reference to only the North Island, the name of the whole country being Aotearoa me Te Waipounamu ("North Island and South Island").
In the early 1900s, cartoonists started to use images of the kiwi bird to represent New Zealand as a country. During the First World War, New Zealand soldiers were referred to as 'kiwis', and the nickname stuck. Eventually, the term Kiwi was attributed to all New Zealanders, who proudly embraced the moniker.
Te reo Māori, listed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization as 'vulnerable', is only proficiently spoken by around one in 100 New Zealanders. Another 2.7 percent are able to hold a basic conversation, according to census figures - all up that's around 185,000 people.
Pakeha, which is a Maori term for the white inhabitants of New Zealand, was in vogue even prior to 1815.
/ (ˈpɑːkɪˌhɑː) / noun. (in New Zealand) a person who is not of Māori ancestry, esp a White person.
Being Māori is so much more than blood quantum. In New Zealand, many believed there are no full-blood Māori left. It's often been used by critics of Māori who seek equal rights and sovereignty. My results, at least, show there is one full-blooded Māori contrary to that belief.
The team was renamed the Māori All Blacks in 2012, having previously been called the New Zealand Maori and New Zealand Maoris. Many members have gone on to play for New Zealand.
Samoan is believed to be among the oldest of the Polynesian tongues and is closely related to the Maori, Tahitian, Hawaiian, and Tongan languages.
Although modern New Zealand archaeology has largely clarified questions of the origin and dates of the earliest migrations, some theorists have continued to speculate that what is now New Zealand was discovered by Melanesians, 'Celts', Greeks, Egyptians or the Chinese, before the arrival of the Polynesian ancestors of ...
The word "wahine" came into English in the late 18th century from Maori, the language of a Polynesian people native to New Zealand; it was originally used for a Maori woman, especially a wife.
The Maori people all belong to the Polynesian race. They are racial cousins to the native peoples who live on the islands within the Polynesian triangle. All these people, including the Maori, have similar customs and social life.
Under Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993 there are two types of Māori Land. These two types of Māori land are Māori freehold land and Māori customary land.
Māori were the first inhabitants of Aotearoa New Zealand, guided by Kupe the great navigator.
Ngāpuhi is the largest iwi (tribe) in New Zealand. Their traditional lands are in the Northland province of the North Island, an area known as Te Tai Tokerau, which extends from Hokianga Harbour in the west to Bay of Islands in the east and to Whāngārei in the south.
Aotearoa's wealthiest iwi which has settled with the Crown under Te Tiriti o Waitangi remains Ōtautahi-headquartered Ngāi Tahu with $2.28b assets up on 2021′s $1.92b. Waikato-Tainui jumped from third to second place with $1.97b, up on $1.52b previously.
A moko can only be done by a Māori for a Māori. No respected Tā Moko artist (called Tohunga Tā Moko) would do one on a non-Māori, since it is strictly reserved for people with Māori whakapapa (genealogy). Māori-style tattoos, on the other hand, are considered a different art form and are referred to as Kirituhi.