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Tūpuna (Topical Term)

Preferred form: Tūpuna
Used for/see from:
  • Tīpuna
  • Ancestors

Whakamārama: Tētahi o ngā tangata i heke mai ai te tangata i roto i ngā tātai whakapapa, i tua atu i ōna mātua ake me ērā atu o tō rāua whakatupuranga.

Scope Note: Groups of people commonly referred to as ancestors of hapū and iwi. Can also apply to great-grandparents. See also: Kaumātua (Elders).