Rarangi Kupu/ Glossary

Rarangi Kupu/ Glossary

Important and Maori key terminology

Tikanga – A correct way of procedure, method, custom, protocol

Mana – Ones power, prestige, authority, respect, influence, status

Kaupapa – Topic, agenda, policy, subject

Korero – story, narrative, conversation

Powhiri – welcome ritual/ceremony

Whenua – Land

Mihimihi – greetings, tribute.

Poroporoaraki – Farewell

Atua – ancestor, god, deity

Tangata – Peoples, persons.

Tapu – sacred, restricted, prohibited

Hapu – kinship group, sub- tribe

Taonga – Treasure, property, prized possessions

Whakapapa – genealogy, lineage, descent

Iwi – tribe, nationality, nation

Matauranga – Knowledge, understanding, wisdom

Moana – Ocean

Awa – River

Maunga – Mountai

Te Tiriti o Waitangi – Treaty of Waitangi

Tiro Rangatiratanga – self determination,autonomy, sovereignty

 

 

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