take tupuna Play
1. (noun) ancestral land right - continuous occupation of land through several generations.
Nāwai ā, ka hanumi te take whenua kite ki te take tupuna. Mā te take tupuna kaha ake ai te kerēme a ngā uri whakaheke ki te whenua i nōhia tuatahitia e ō rātou tūpuna. Mā te whakapapa e whakaatu ai i te take tupuna (Te Ara 2014). / Over time the right of first discovery merged with ancestral rights. Ancestral rights strengthened descendants' claims to land, if it was still occupied by the descendants of those ancestors. Ancestral land rights are shown through genealogies.