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Hapū named after women

Hapū named after women

This whakapapa (genealogical chart) shows hapū (clans or descent groups) within Ngāti Porou that have taken their names from women of different generations – namely Mate, Hinerupe, Ruataupare, Hinepare, Rākairoa, Hinemanuhiri, Hinetāpora and Tāpuhi.

Whakapapa from information provided by Rāwiri Taonui

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Rāwiri Taonui, 'Tribal organisation - How iwi and hapū were named', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 13 June 2024)

Story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 8 Feb 2005