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Māori people from Aotearoa. (New Zealand)

People series.
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"Māori originated with settlers from eastern Polynesia, who arrived in New Zealand in several waves of waka (canoe) voyages between roughly 1320 and 1350.

Over several centuries in isolation, these settlers developed their own distinctive culture, whose language, mythology, crafts, and performing arts evolved independently from those of other eastern Polynesian cultures.

Some early Māori moved to the Chatham Islands where their descendants became New Zealand's other indigenous Polynesian ethnic group, the Moriori."
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pukkiepuk

@nanapuzzler What a lovely fam. history story Nancy. Personally I've never heard of it before, but I will def. google it to learn more about it. It must be very precious for you. I truely believe these treasures are more valuable than any gold in the world! TFS Nancy & wishing you a lovely day! :-)))

pukkiepuk

Thank you all for your nice comments! :-)) I'm glad so many of the Maori's culture is very present in their modern world. It's a beautiful example to embrace & respect native culture & become part of it... :-)))

nanapuzzler

Fascinating portrait and culture! I have a book "Maoridom in Picture and Prose" printed in 1899 with black and white photos...amazing. It was sent to my Great Grandfather by his cousin living in New Zealand.

Isaly2

Thanks pukkiepuk. I love the Maori people and their culture....

eagleboi

The Maori are a beautiful people and this gentleman has many years of wisdom to share. Love the iontent look on his face.

MarinaNephele

Wonderful series. Emblematic Maori figure!

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