List of the New Zealand Tribes, with Their Localities.
|Name of Tribe.||Locality.|
|Aopouri and Rarawa||North Cape to Hokianga.|
|Ngapuhi||Bay of Islands.|
|Ngatiwhatua and Uriohau||Manukau Kaipara and Waitemata.|
|Ngatitai||Firth of Thames and Auckland.|
Iwi ( Māori pronunciation: [ˈiwi]) are the largest social units in Aotearoa (New Zealand) Māori society. The Māori -language word iwi means “people” or “nation”, and is often translated as ” tribe “, or “a confederation of tribes “. The word is both singular and plural in the Māori language.
Ngāpuhi is the largest tribe in New Zealand. Their territory stretches from the Hokianga Harbour to the Bay of Islands, and to Whāngārei in the south.
Aotearoa (Māori: [aɔˈtɛaɾɔa]; commonly pronounced by English speakers as /ˌɑːoʊtiːəˈroʊə/) is the Māori name for New Zealand. It was originally used by the Māori people in reference to only the North Island but, since the late 19th century, the word has come to refer to the country as a whole.
The largest groups were Samoan (182,721), Tongan (82,389), and Cook Islands Maori (80,532). Almost two-thirds of people who identified with at least one Pacific ethnic group were born in New Zealand. In the 2018 Census, 70,332 people identified with at least one Middle Eastern / Latin American / African ethnicity.
The culture of New Zealand is essentially a Western culture influenced by the unique environment and geographic isolation of the islands, and the cultural input of the indigenous Māori people and the various waves of multi-ethnic migration which followed the British colonisation of New Zealand.
African New Zealanders are New Zealanders of African descent. They represent less than 0.3% of New Zealand’s population, although the number grew substantially since the 1990s.
As at the 2018 census, the majority of New Zealand’s population is of European descent (70 percent), with the indigenous Māori being the largest minority (16.5 percent), followed by Asians (15.3 percent), and non-Māori Pacific Islanders (9.0 percent).
Demographics. There were 247,770 people identifying as being part of the Chinese ethnic group at the 2018 New Zealand census, making up 5.3% of New Zealand’s population. This is an increase of 76,359 people (44.5%) since the 2013 census, and an increase of 100,200 people (67.9%) since the 2006 census.
|Māori, Te reo Māori|
|Native to||New Zealand|
The first European to arrive in New Zealand was the Dutch explorer Abel Tasman in 1642.
The first European to sight New Zealand was Dutch explorer Abel Tasman.