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whenua Play

1. (noun) land - often used in the plural.

E mea atu ana ahau ki a koutou me whakawhirinaki tātou ki a Tā Āpirana Ngata. Ka taea e ia te wetewete ngā powhiwhi e pā ana ki ngā whenua Māori (TTT 1/3/1929:940). / I am saying to you all that we should rely on Sir Āpirana Ngata. He will be able to unravel the complications concerning Māori lands.
E nui ana te whakaaro o te tangata Māori ki tōna whenua. E tika ana hoki. Ko te matua tērā i tupu ai te oranga mōna, inā hoki, te kōrero onamata — 'Ko Rongomātāne, ko Haumia-tiketike i oma ki te whenua.' (TKP 17/9/1857:2). / The Māori person had great respect for his land. And that is appropriate. It is the source that provides sustenance for him because the traditional saying is 'Rongomātāne (atua of cultivated food) and Haumia-tiketike (atua of uncultivated food) fled to the land.'


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2. (noun) country, land, nation, state.

Ko ngā Kōtimana e noho ana i Rānana i nui kē ake i ō rātou tāngata e noho ana i tō rātou whenua tupu, i te Pā i Erinipara (TW 11/9/1875:209). / The Scottish people living in London are more numerous than the people living in the City of Edinburgh in their own land.


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3. (noun) ground.

Kua hōhonu ki te whenua ngā pakiaka o te rākau e kore e taea te huhuti (TWM 17/7/1869:1). / The roots of the tree are deep into the ground and cannot be pulled out.


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4. (noun) territory, domain.

Haere mai ki Rotorua, te whenua o Ngāti Whakaue, moana kau (TWMNT 24/2/1874:45). / Welcome to Rotorua, the domain of Ngāti Whakaue, which is principally lake.


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5. (noun) placenta, afterbirth.

Kāore i roa i muri mai i te whānautanga ka puta mai te whenua (PK 2008:1170). / Not long after the birth the placenta appeared.


tangata whenua Play

1. (verb) (-tia) to be natural, at home, comfortable.

Ki te tīmata mai te ako i te reo i te wā e nohinohi tonu ana ngā tamariki, ka kōrero Māori ngā tamariki rā, ka mau, ā, ka tangata whenua te reo ki roto i a rātou. / If learning the language begins when children are little, those children will speak Māori and the language will be natural to them.


2. (verb) (-tia) to be naturalised, acclimatise, established, adapted.

Ko tēnei rākau kua tangata whenuatia ki ēnei motu (TTT 1/9/1922:7). / This tree has become naturalized in these islands.


3. (noun) local people, hosts, indigenous people - people born of the whenua, i.e. of the placenta and of the land where the people's ancestors have lived and where their placenta are buried.

Ko te tangata whenua te hunga pupuri i te mana o tētahi whenua (Te Ara 2013). / The tangata whenua are the people who have authority in a particular place.


pae whenua

1. (noun) ridge of hills, horizon.

Ka rere mai a Kuki i Tahiti, ā, nō te whitu o ngā rā o Oketopa ka kitea e Nicholas Young te pae whenua i tapaia rā ko 'Young Nick's Head', kei te rohe o Tūranga (TWK 19:17). / Cook sailed from Tahiti and on 7th of October Nicholas Young saw the ridge of hills that were named 'Young Nick's Head', in the Gisborne area.


2. (noun) land line, land boundary.

Ko te take he tautohe i ngā kerēme a te hoangangare nei, a Ngāi Tai ki te rāwhiti. Noho ake he pae whenua tahi tō ngā iwi nei (TTR 1994:5). / The dispute was over the claims of this enemy, Ngāi Tai in the east, was a boundary line which sat between these two tribes.


waehere whenua

1. (noun) country code.


huruhuru whenua Play

1. (noun) shining spleenwort, Asplenium oblongifolium - large tufted native fern with very glossy fronds. Leaflets pointed with fine teeth. Distinctive brown herringbone pattern on the underneath of mature fronds. Common on coastal cliffs, in scrub and forest, usually on ground but also on trees.

Arā anō he aruhe i kainga e te Māori, tae atu ki ngā pihinga o te kōwaowao, te rereti, te mouku, te huruhuru whenua, te koru o te kiokio me te pikopiko (Te Ara 2011). / Māori ate other ground ferns, including the young fronds of hound’s tongue fern, rereti, hen and chickens fern and shining spleenwort. They ate the curled shoots of kiokio and common shield fern.


papa whenua Play

1. (noun) grounds.

I riro tonu nāna i tiaki te papa whenua o waho mai o te whare karakia (TTR 1998:213). / It was left to him to tend the grounds around the church.


2. (noun) ground floor.


pito whenua Play

1. (noun) plot of land, piece of land.

Ka kōrero te pirihimana e iwa ngā tāngata e whai pānga ana ki tētahi pito whenua i Hakanui (TPH 30/5/1912:5). / The policeman said that nine people had interests in a plot of land at Hakanui.


whenua ōhākī Play

1. (noun) deathbed land grant - by a dying chief.


whenua raupatu Play

1. (noun) confiscated land - land taken by force.

Ka mutu te pakanga, e kōingo tonu ana te Pirimia a Pita Pereiha ki te whakatau i te kāpeneheihana a Tainui mō ngā whenua raupatu (TTR 1998:68). / When the war ended, the Prime Minister, Peter Fraser wanted to settle compensation for Tainui land confiscations.


whenua tapu Play

1. (noun) sacred land.

Ka tohe anō a Heke kia mau tonu ngā tika o te iwi me te mana Māori. "Nā te Atua i hanga tēnei whenua mō mātou. E kore e taea te tapatapahi; mehemea he tohorā, kua tapatapahia. Hoki atu koutou ki tō koutou nei whenua, ki te whenua i hangaia mai e te Atua mō koutou. Nā te Atua tēnei mō mātou, ehara mā te tangata tauhou, ehara mā tauiwi hei rahurahu tō mātou whenua tapu.' (TTR 1990:7). / Heke argued that the rights of the people and Māori authority be respected. "God made this country for us. It cannot be sliced up; if it were a whale it might be cut up. Return to your own country, to the land that was made by God for you. God made this land for us; it is not for any stranger or foreign nation to meddle with our sacred country."


2. (noun) dead ball area (rugby).


whenua taunaha Play

1. (noun) named land - land claimed by right of discovery.


whenua pīrere Play

1. (noun) temporarily occupied land.


iwi whenua Play

1. (noun) indigenous people, native people.

Tērā tētahi tangata he Pānioro i mau herehere i ngā rēpara, (arā te iwi whenua o taua motu i whawhai nei ki Pānioro) paitinitia ana e ia ngā kai mō Akuināro, he tianara nō ngā rēpara (TJ 6/10/1898:5). / There was a Spaniard, who was a prisoner of the rebels (that is the indigenous people of that country who fought the Spanish) who poisoned the food for Aguinaldo, a rebel general.


murunga whenua Play

1. land confiscation.

Ka huritao ia ki te matenga o tōna iwi i ngā hōia, ki ngā murunga whenua (TTR 1994:132). / He reflected on the military defeat of his people and the land confiscations.


whenua tāpui Play

1. reserve (land), land reserve.

Ka tohua kia rahi atu ngā whenua tāpui me ngā mahinga kai mā Ngāi Tahu me ōna whakatipuranga (TTR 1990:113). / Larger reserves as well as areas where food was produced or gathered were to be set aside for Ngāi Tahu and future generations.


whenua papatipu Play

1. (noun) land held under customary title, ancestral land - the base upon which the hapū was nurtured.

I ngā tekau tau o 1820, o 1830, ka whakarērea e Te Āti Awa ō rātou whenua papatipu ki Taranaki (Te Ara 2014). / In the 1820s and 1830s, Te Āti Awa left their ancestral lands in Taranaki.

See also whenua papatupu


whenua papatupu Play

1. (noun) land held under customary title, ancestral land - the base upon which the hapū was nurtured.

Ka hangaia he whare mōna i runga i ōna whenua papatupu i Maungaroa, e tūtata atu ana ki Te Kaha (TTR 1996:58). / A house was built for her on her ancestral land at Maungaroa, near Te Kaha.

See also whenua papatipu


whenua rāhui Play

1. (noun) reserve, reserve land - land set aside for a special purpose.

Tata ki te katoa o ngā taitara mō ngā whenua rāhui nei i te herea ki ngā rīhi mutunga kore, utunga paku (Te Ara 2014). / Nearly all of the titles for these reserve lands are tied to low-yielding leases in perpetuity.


whenua tuku Play

1. (noun) gifted land.

He whenua tuku atu tēnei mō ngā Māori o Te Wairarapa i te takiwā o te tau 1912 mō tō rātou tukunga atu i ngā roto o Te Wairarapa ki te kāwanatanga i te tau 1896 (TTR 2000:27). / About 1912 this was land gifted to Wairarapa Māori in compensation for their surrender to the government of the Wairarapa lakes in 1896.


tuku whenua Play

1. (noun) gifting land, ceding land.

He maha anō ngā āhua tuku whenua: 1. He ngakinga ā-mate; 2. He pākūhā; 3. He kaihaukai. 4. He whanaunga i tono kāinga, mahinga kai rānei (TPH 30/8/1902:3). / There are many reasons for gifting land: 1. Seeking revenge for a death; 2. A betrothal gift; 3. A gift in reciprocity; 4. A relative who has requested a home or an area for cultivating food.

See also tuku


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