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Mike King

Maori humor Humor is an important element of the Maori culture, and their stories are filled with it. An example of this in the story of Kahungunu. Who desired to marry Rongomaiwahine. But Rongomaiwahine was already married to the chief Tama-Takutai, so he started a fight between the couple by farting. The husband and wife […]

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Maori man with face Tattoo

Traditions The Maori people had no form of written language, so they expressed their stories in song and dance. Maoris passed their tradition and knowledge to the next generation through the art of storytelling. Stories Stories were told in a traditional gathering called marae, and the narration took the form of haka (dance), waiata (song) […]

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