Kōrero: Ngā heke i te Wai Nui

Kokonati me te taro, he hokohoko kei Tonga, 2002

Kokonati me te taro, he hokohoko kei Tonga, 2002

Ko te iwi Lapita ngā tīpuna o ngā tāngata o Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa. I haere rātou ki te hī ika, i whakatipu rātou i te taro, te uhi (yam), te kuru (breadfruit); ka whāngai kararehe rātou pēnei i te poaka, te kurī, te heihei. He rite ā rātou kupu ki ā ngā iwi o Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa, he tauira, ko ngā kupu mō ngā kai: niu (kokonati) – ki Niue, ko nui te kupu; tales (taro) – ki Tonga ko talo te kupu; kulu (kuru) – ki Hāmoa ko ulu te kupu.

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Geoff Irwin, 'Ngā heke i te Wai Nui - Te kuhu ki a Poronihia Tawhiti: te iwi Lapita', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/1768/kokonati-me-te-taro-he-hokohoko-kei-tonga-2002 (accessed 21 July 2019)

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