E koekoe te tūī, e ketekete te kākā, e kūkū te kererū: Indigenous methods of naming native and introduced bird species of Aotearoa

Author: Whaanga, Hēmi; Scofield, Paul; Raharuhi, Urukeiha; Green, Lynda; Matamua, Rangi; Temara, Pou; Roa, Tom

Date: 2015

Publisher: School of Maori & Pacific Department

Type: Report

Link to this item using this URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10289/9949

University of Waikato

Abstract

Naming in Māori society is a relationship of mana. It is a relationship formulated on establishing and reinforcing connections, identity, and place through whakapapa, between the person or group doing the naming and the thing being named. Māori have always named our world and therefore our realities. The overall goal of this Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga-funded extension of excellence project was to research and investigate indigenous methodologies of naming native and introduced bird species of Aotearoa and to develop a naming protocol for the naming of birds in Aotearoa/New Zealand. In addition to semi-structured interviews and a wānanga, reviews of scientific, archival and oral Māori resources, were undertaken.

Citation: ["Whaanga, H., Scofield, P., Raharuhi, U., Green, L., Matamua, R., Temara, P., & Roa, T. (2015). E koekoe te tūī, e ketekete te kākā, e kūkū te kererū: Indigenous methods of naming native and introduced bird species of Aotearoa. Report prepared for Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga. Hamilton, New Zealand: School of Maori & Pacific Department."]