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Rangatira (Topical Term)

Preferred form: Rangatira
Used for/see from:
  • Tumu whakarae
  • Chieftains
  • Leaders
  • Leadership

Whakamārama: Ko te rangatira o te iwi, o te hapū, o te whānau rānei.

Scope Note: People with chiefly status, the hereditary leaders of the iwi/tribe and hapū/subtribe. In modern times, Rangatira can also be used for contemporary leaders.