Story: Whānau – Māori and family

Porourangi whakapapa

Porourangi whakapapa

This whakapapa chart gives the lines of descent from Porourangi, the eponymous ancestor of Ngāti Porou. It shows the origin of a number of hapū. One of the key foundations of whānau is whakapapa.

Whakapapa from information provided by Rāwiri Taonui


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How to cite this page:

Tai Walker, 'Whānau – Māori and family - Whānau, whakapapa and tribal structure', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 December 2023)

Story by Tai Walker, published 5 May 2011, updated 1 Jun 2017