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.
The first people to arrive in New Zealand were ancestors of the Māori. The first settlers probably arrived from Polynesia between 1200 and 1300 AD. They discovered New Zealand as they explored the Pacific, navigating by the ocean currents, winds and stars.
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.
A hapū is “the basic political unit within Māori society”. A named division of a Māori iwi, membership is determined by genealogical descent; a hapū is made up of a number of whānau groups.
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).
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.
The tasty pie is widely regarded as a New Zealand culinary icon and staple.
New Zealand does not have an Independence Day to celebrate – the country’s independence from Britain was gained in many small steps rather than all at once. In the 2000s New Zealand is independent from Britain in almost every way, but Queen Elizabeth II is still the country’s official head of state.
Under the leadership of British statesman Edward G. Wakefield, the first British colonists to New Zealand arrive at Port Nicholson on Auckland Island. In 1642, Dutch navigator Abel Tasman became the first European to discover the South Pacific island group that later became known as New Zealand.