Story: Taranaki tribe

Mt Taranaki (Mt Egmont)

Mt Taranaki

Mt Taranaki, pictured here, together with the Kaitake and Pouākai ranges, dominates the Taranaki tribal area. The mountains are central to the identity of the tribe: the original ancestors were called Te Kāhui Maunga – the people of the mountains.

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Te Miringa Hōhaia, 'Taranaki tribe - Tribal origins', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 June 2024)

Story by Te Miringa Hōhaia, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2017