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Mana whenua (Topical Term)

Preferred form: Mana whenua
Used for/see from:
  • Land occupation
  • Land ownership
  • Land rights
  • Land tenure
  • Rights, Land
See also:

Whakamārama: Hei tauira, ka muimui mai a tauiwi ki te taone nūnui o Poneke i te Whanganui-a-Tara, engari kei a Te Ati Awa ngā tikanga o taua wāhi. Nō rātou te whenua.

Scope Note: Customary law relating to the iwi/tribe's connection, ownership rights and role of stewardship to a particular area of land. Used by council bodies to identify the tangata whenua/indigenous people of that particular area.