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