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  • There are some underlying metaphors in Maori that are very striking in this way, eg "whenua" is both "land" and "placenta". GOOGLE DEFINITIONS.

  • The Maori word "whenua" means land/earth and umbilical cord, and whanau, derived from whenua, means biradri or extended family from common ancestry.

  • UPDATE: (October 11) And here is mana tangata whenua, the power of the Maori struggles for tino-rangatiratanga ("self-determination" being the imperfect translation).

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • The native inhabitants of a particular region are "tangata whenua" - both the people of the land, and the people born to the land. GOOGLE DEFINITIONS.

  • The doctor gave up when he learned that there was no apparent motive for murder, but I kept on wondering about it, thinking about a saying that our people have: Ko nga take whawhai, he whenua, he wahine -- for the causes of trouble, look at land, look at women.

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

  • Above all, the meeting of an imported culture based on printing with the oral culture of the tangata whenua forms a special and fascinating part of our island story.

    Book & Print in New Zealand: A Guide to Print Culture in New Zealand

  • Mäori, the language of the tangata whenua and the oldest such language, has been considered in the preceding chapters, as has New Zealand English, the language of wider communication.

    Book & Print in New Zealand: A Guide to Print Culture in New Zealand

  • Any atlas clearly shows New Zealand is a Pacific Island nation, and it is well known that Mäori, the tangata whenua, are a Polynesian people.

    Book & Print in New Zealand: A Guide to Print Culture in New Zealand

  • Māori hold a distinct and special status as the indigenous people, or tangata whenua, of New Zealand.

    NZ On Screen

  • Kei te mihi atu ki o koutou maunga, ki o koutou awa, ki o koutou whenua, i takea mai ai o koutou tipuna, tae noa mai ki a koutou e huihui nei i tenei ra.

    NZ On Screen


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