1. (noun) unity, togetherness, solidarity, collective action.
Kei runga ko Hakaraia, he kaiwhakaako ia nō tērā iwi, ka mea, "Ko te take i puritia ai koutou, ko te kotahitanga o tō tātou tinana, otiia, ko te ingoa kau o te kotahitanga tāku i mōhio ai, engari mā koutou e tino kōrero mai; heoi tāku." (MM.TKM 30/9/1857:9). / Hakaraia, one of the teachers belonging to that tribe, stood up and said, "The reason you are detained is that we are united by relationship, however, it is the name only of being united that I know, but it will be for you all to express more fully how we are to consider ourselves united. This is all I have to say."
1. Māori Parliament, Federated Māori Assembly - a movement for self-government and national unity among Māori kinship groups during the 19th Century. Strong in the Wairarapa where two parliamentary meetings were held at Papawai in 1897.
Nā tēnei ahau tō koutou tungāne, te tangata hoki nāna i hapahapai ō koutou ingoa whakahuahua ki ngā marae, tae noa ki roto ki te Pāremata o Te Kotahitanga (TJ 12/10/1899:12). / I, your brother and cousin, am the person who repeatedly raised your names on the marae, even in the Te Kotahitanga Movement's parliament.
1. (noun) United Nations.
I te tau 1946, ka puta te kōrero a te Pirimia, a Pita Pereiha, kāore e whakaaetia he māngai mō Korokī ki ngā rōpū o te ao, pērā i te Kotahitanga o Ngā Iwi o te Ao (TTR 1998:89). / In 1946 the Prime Minister Peter Fraser stated that Korokī could not be represented at international bodies such as the United Nations.
1. (personal name) (1868-1920) Te Rarawa; woman of mana and a suffragist who argued in 1893 for women to have the right to participate in the Māori Parliament, Te Kotahitanga.
Nō te 18 o Mei 1893 ka whakaarahia e te kaiwhakahaere o te whare o raro o te Pāremata o te Kotahitanga he mōtini nā Meri Mangakāhia, e tono ana kia whakaaetia te whare kia whakamana i ngā wāhine ki te pōti mema mō rātou ki te Pāremata Māori (TTR 1994:54). / On 18 May 1893 the Speaker of the lower house of the Kotahitanga parliament introduced a motion by Meri Mangakāhia, requesting that women be given the right to vote for members to the Māori Parliament.