Moriori


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Moriori

(ˌmɒrɪˈɔːrɪ)
npl -ri or -ris
1. (Peoples) a Polynesian people of New Zealand, esp of the Chatham Islands, closely related to the mainland Māori: now racially intermixed
2. (Peoples) a member of this people
3. (Languages) the language of the Moriori, belonging to the Malayo-Polynesian family
adj
4. (Peoples) of or relating to the Moriori or their language
5. (Languages) of or relating to the Moriori or their language
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AUCKLAND (CyHAN)- A United States museum has agreed to the largest ever return of bodily remains of indigenous New Zealand Maori and Moriori peoples.
131, where Hill appears to be attempting to establish that the family of Ranga are surviving Moriori (rather than Maori) and that therefore they have substantial land rights in the Waikato region.
As opposed to the Maori, Moriori political organisation and technology became less complex, and they reverted to being hunter-gatherers.
The Canterbury University College biologist Arthur Dendy recorded that Moriori skeletons remained on the Chatham Islands in 'immense quantity', so that '[i]n many places .
For example, there is the settlement of the far-distant Chatham Islands by "mainland" Maori and the development of the new Moriori culture (29), and the stories told to any New Zealand schoolchild about the great Maori war parties (for example, Te Rauparaha) from the North Island, travelling by large canoes over long distances, to vanquish the southern Maori tribes.
The four sets of remains include two Maori skulls, a Moriori skull from the Chatham Islands off New Zealand's east coast and a section of pelvis.
arkar shashak L linin overlover tetel M moriori pampa cocom N neses tarantara Miamian O opepe ingoing cacao P pinging outspouts dadap Q queue R ringing
Structurally, it revises the idea of a cyclical collection of intertwined stories, Winesburg, Ohio, for example, by spreading the tales not over a locale but over time, using material from the Maori conquering of the Moriori recorded secondhand in a mid-nineteenth-century journal to a much later destruction of a post-atomic-holocaust Hawaiian tribal remnant.
Rekohu: A Report on Moriori and Ngati Mutunga Claims in the Chatham Islands.
As Maori did to Moriori so white settlers have done to Maori (without enslaving them either).
There are ancient tree-carvings representing deceased images of Moriori people of more than two centuries ago which still stare silently through the dark shadows of an ancient forest.
This is, of course, exactly the method he uses in The Feathers Of Peace, where he tells first of the British arrival, and then of the Ngati Tama and Ngati Mutunga invasions of Rekohu/the Chatham Islands which virtually obliterated the indigenous Moriori, as if it were current affairs or news, complete with interviews of the main protagonists.