Kōrero: Ngā heke i te Wai Nui

Te Wai Nui (Pacific), e whakaatu ana i a Poronihia Tata

Te Wai Nui (Pacific), e whakaatu ana i a Poronihia Tata

Nā ngā tohunga mātai whaipara tangata i tapa ngā ingoa, a Poronihia Tata me Poronihia Tawhiti. Ko ngā moutere o Poronihia Tata, ko Papua Nūkini, ko Ngā Motu Horomona, Ngā Moutere o Bismarck. He rahi ake, he tata atu te noho a ngā moutere nei, tētahi i tētahi, ki ērā ngā moutere kei Poronihia Tawhiti. Nōhia ai a Poronihia Tata i ngā tau 50,000 ki te 25,000 BC. Kia taka ki te tau 10,000 BC, ka mahana haere te ao, ka titiro whakaterāwhiti ngā kaumoana. I te tau 1500 BC, ka moe ngā kaumoana Austronesia kua hou ki a Poronihia Tata ki ngā tāngata kei reira e noho ana. Kia tae ki te 1500 BC kua hua tētahi iwi hōu, ko ngā Lapita.

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Geoff Irwin, 'Ngā heke i te Wai Nui - Ngā kaumoana tuatahi o te ao', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/map/1761/te-wai-nui-pacific-e-whakaatu-ana-i-a-poronihia-tata (accessed 20 October 2019)

Story by Geoff Irwin, published 8 Feb 2005, reviewed & revised 8 Feb 2017