Ki te Māori ko te whakapapa te mea hono i te katoa. E whakaatu ana i te whakapapa nei ngā tamariki ā Papatūānuku rāua ko Ranginui. Ko rātou ngā tīpuna o te ao tūroa - ngā tāngata, ngā manu, te ngahere, ngā ika, ngā hau, te wai.
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Source: Taania M. Ka’ai and others, eds. Ki te whaiao: an introduction to Maori culture & society. Auckland: Pearson Education, 2004, p. 3