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Glossary

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Tiwhanawhana Trust 2007
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Translation Maori - English

Aotearoa - New Zealand
Awhi - embrace, assist
Hapu - sub tribe
Ingoa - name
Iwi - tribe, race, people
Kanohi ki te kanohi - face-to-face
Kawa - culture
Ko - with regard to, as for
Korero - talk
Koro - grand father or uncle
Mana - pride
Manaakitanga - to look after, show kindness towards
Maori - native people (of New Zealand)
Ngati Te Roro o Te Rangi - name of a sub tribe or hapu
Te Arawa - A confederation of eight tribes descended from the eight children of Rangitihi
Toku - My, mine
Wairua - spirit
Waka - canoe
Whanau - family
Whangai - someone who is openly adopted

The Official language of New Zealand (also known as Aotearoa) is English and Maori