whakapapa

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whakapapa

(ˈhwækəpæpə; ˈfæk-)
n
(Anthropology & Ethnology) NZ genealogy; family tree
[Māori]
References in periodicals archive ?
Te Rangikaheke chronicled Maori genealogy that reflected his own Te Arawa ancestry, but following Grey's publications these stories eventually became representative of all Maori.
I must say that I agree with Witi Ihimaera's definition of who is a Maori writer: they are people with Maori genealogy who identify as Maori and people who are accepted as Maori.