Tangata whenua


Learning the Māori Language:

Tangata whenua = people of the land

Questions for Kiwis

  • How/when do you use ‘tangata whenua’ in conversation?

Questions for others

  • What are similar terms in your language?

Elsewhere on the Web

Artwork / Cue Yourself
Te Wiki o Te Tangata Whenua (Indigenous Peoples Week) #maori #ipw3

He aha te mea nui ki tēnei ao? Māku e ki atu. He tangata, he tangata, he tangata. (What is the most important thing in the world? I would reply that it is people, people, people.)

Toitū te marae a Tāne-Mahuta, Toitū te marae a Tangaroa, Toitū te tangata. If the land is well and the sea is well, the people will thrive.

Tangata whenua


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