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Maori tribes The long and intriguing story of the origine of the indigenous Maori people can be traced back to the 13th century, the mythical homeland Hawaiki, Eastern Polynesia. Due to centuries of isolation, the Maori established a distinct society with characteristic art, a separate language and unique mythology. “My language is my awakening, my language is the window to my soul”

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Maori Tribe - New Zealand. History: The long and intriguing story of the origin of the indigenous Maori people can be traced back to the 13th century, the mythical homeland Hawaiki, Eastern Polynesia. Due to centuries of isolation, the Maori established a distinct society with characteristic art, a separate language and unique mythology.

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- Hongi Greeting - ceremonial touching of noses - Maori Tribe - New Zealand -

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Maori grandmother and her granddaughter outside what looks like their village Wharenui (the tribe's main meeting house) - New Zealand; Love this!

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Portrait of a Maori man, Polynesian Cultural Center, Laie, Hawaii by Art Wolfe

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Maori dancers, New Zealand. Art Wolfe / Edge of the Earth Productions, LLC

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Dying life of the tribe: Spectacular pictures by British photographer capture the people who are in danger of disappearing forever

Legend has it that twelve large canoes each carried a different tribe. Even today, most Maori people can say which original tribe they are d...

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