How many tribes are in New Zealand?

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How many tribes are in New Zealand?

There are over 100 iwi (tribes) throughout Aotearoa. Each with their own stories to tell.

What are the native tribes of New Zealand?

The Māori are the Indigenous People of Aotearoa (New Zealand). Although New Zealand has adopted the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the rights of the Maori population remain unfulfilled.

What are the biggest tribes in NZ?

Ngāpuhi is the largest tribe in New Zealand. Their territory stretches from the Hokianga Harbour to the Bay of Islands, and to Whangārei in the south.

Do Maori people have tribes?

The Maori tribe is called Iwi in the Maori language. The Maori word iwi translates to “people” or “nation” in English. Each tribe (Iwi) is divided into smaller sub-tribes of approximately five hundred people called hapu. The hapu is the main unit in the Maori social structure.

What are the 7 Māori tribes?

The seven waka hourua that arrived to Aotearoa were Tainui, Te Arawa, Mātaatua, Kurahaupō, Tokomaru, Aotea and Tākitimu.

Can you join a Māori tribe?

As Māori, we do not have to apply to an Iwi to become associated or to belong to to Iwi. We are born with a natural right to belong to our iwi and that is defined by whakapapa, not by application. Unlike Native American’s who must prove a certain blood quantum to be able to legally identify with their people.

For which country is Aotearoa the Māori name and what does it mean?

AOTEAROA. Aotearoa is the Maori name for New Zealand, though it seems at first to have been used for the North Island only.

What native tribes can be found in New Zealand?

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