Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In New Zealand, a chief; a master or mistress; hence, a gentleman or lady; an aristocrat.

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  • noun A hereditary Māori leader of a kinship group.

Etymologies

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Maori

Examples

  • The term rangatira, indeed, in its widest signification, includes the chiefs themselves, just as our English epithet gentleman does the highest personages in the realm.

    John Rutherford, the White Chief

  • I want to hear their views kanohi ki te kanohi, rangatira ki te rangatira.

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  • Te Ururoa Flavell: He aha tā ngā hapū o Ngāti Whātua me ngā iwi, arā, a Te Kawarau-a-Maki, a Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki, a Ngāti Te Ata, a Te Aki Tai, a Ngāti Tamaoho rātau ko Hauraki Marutuahu kia whakarauikahia rātau ki raro i te rōpū hou kua tapaina ko ngā Manawhenua o Tāmaki-makaurau, ā, he aha ngā kōrero kua wānangahia e rāua ko te Minita mō ngā Kāwana ā-Rohe mō tēnei rōpū rangatira?

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  • No reira kei te mihi atu ki nga rangatira, ki nga iwi, ki nga ropu i oti i a koutou tenei kaupapa o te Whakaputanga, hei whakaae ma nga Kawanatanga o te ao.

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  • No reira kei te mihi atu ki nga rangatira, ki nga iwi, ki nga ropu i oti i a koutou tenei kaupapa o te Whakaputanga, hei whakaae ma nga Kawanatanga o te ao.

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  • I want to hear their views kanohi ki te kanohi, rangatira ki te rangatira.

    NZ On Screen

  • Te Ururoa Flavell: He aha tā ngā hapū o Ngāti Whātua me ngā iwi, arā, a Te Kawarau-a-Maki, a Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki, a Ngāti Te Ata, a Te Aki Tai, a Ngāti Tamaoho rātau ko Hauraki Marutuahu kia whakarauikahia rātau ki raro i te rōpū hou kua tapaina ko ngā Manawhenua o Tāmaki-makaurau, ā, he aha ngā kōrero kua wānangahia e rāua ko te Minita mō ngā Kāwana ā-Rohe mō tēnei rōpū rangatira?

    Scoop Audio and Video Podcast

  • No reira kei te mihi atu ki nga rangatira, ki nga iwi, ki nga ropu i oti i a koutou tenei kaupapa o te Whakaputanga, hei whakaae ma nga Kawanatanga o te ao.

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  • I want to hear their views kanohi ki te kanohi, rangatira ki te rangatira.

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  • We mourn the loss of Lady Raiha Mahuta - a kuia rangatira, who has devoted so much of her life to nurturing the lifeforce of her children, her mokopuna and all those who come after her.

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