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...

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...

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

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

Maori carvings of New Zealand KahuroaKahungunu: Kahungunu was the ancestor of the Māori tribe Ngāti Kahungunu, and is seen here holding a hoe and a canoe paddle. This shows his abilities as a navigator. The carving is part of the canoe house on Treaty grounds, Waitangi.

Maori carvings of New Zealand KahuroaKahungunu: Kahungunu was the ancestor of the Māori tribe Ngāti Kahungunu, and is seen here holding a hoe and a canoe paddle. This shows his abilities as a navigator. The carving is part of the canoe house on Treaty grounds, Waitangi.

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

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

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.

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.

Photograph:A Maori man greets a tourist using the traditional Maori form of welcome. Why does this give me such butterflies?

Photograph:A Maori man greets a tourist using the traditional Maori form of welcome. Why does this give me such butterflies?

The Maori tribe is native to New Zealand; their predecessors having migrated from Eastern Polynesia. The Polynesians first started moving to New Zealand after 800A.D. Hence the Maori tattoos have been around for a very long time and their roots are traced back to the art and culture of Polynesia. There are plenty of Maori tattoos photos or foto tatuaggi Maori as they are referred to in Italian for you to browse through.

The Maori tribe is native to New Zealand; their predecessors having migrated from Eastern Polynesia. The Polynesians first started moving to New Zealand after 800A.D. Hence the Maori tattoos have been around for a very long time and their roots are traced back to the art and culture of Polynesia. There are plenty of Maori tattoos photos or foto tatuaggi Maori as they are referred to in Italian for you to browse through.

Maori carvings of New Zealand Kahuroa Kahungunu: Kahungunu was the ancestor of the Māori tribe Ngāti Kahungunu, and is seen here holding a hoe and a canoe paddle. This shows his abilities as a navigator. The carving is part of the canoe house on Treaty grounds, Waitangi.

Maori carvings of New Zealand Kahuroa Kahungunu: Kahungunu was the ancestor of the Māori tribe Ngāti Kahungunu, and is seen here holding a hoe and a canoe paddle. This shows his abilities as a navigator. The carving is part of the canoe house on Treaty grounds, Waitangi.

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