Story: Waikato region

Tribes of Tainui

Tribes of Tainui

The Waikato region is the home of many tribes that trace their ancestry back to the voyagers on the Tainui waka (canoe). This map shows the principal tribes, and their traditional territories, both within and near Waikato.

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Source: Te tumu korero. Ngāruawāhia: Turongo House, 1983

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Waikato region - Māori settlement', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 April 2024)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, updated 1 Jul 2015