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Pacific migration routes

Pacific migration routes

The ancestors of modern-day Māori made their way from the South-East Asian and Micronesian regions into what came to be known as Polynesia in the Pacific. They travelled northwards to Hawaii and to Rapanui (Easter Island) in the east. They also made their way to New Zealand.

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Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, 'Māori - Pre-European society', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 June 2024)

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