Kupu (word)

Meaning

Tiaki to guard, preserve, care, protect
Taiao environment, natural world, earth
Rangatahi youth, young people
Iwi tribe
Hapu sub-tribe
Mataatua ancestral waka (canoe)
Moana ocean, sea
Marae meeting place
Tangata whenua people of the land
Taonga treasure(s)
Mana atua strength from the gods
Mana tupuna strength through descent (ancestors)
Mana tangata strength through people
Mana whenua strength from the land
Mana moana strength from the ocean
Mauri life force
Kaitiakitanga guardianship
Ranginui Sky Father
Papatuanuku Earth Mother
Waahi significant or cultural place
Whakatauki proverb
Pepeha tribal identify, illustrates your genealogy and history
Tapu sacred
Te Moana a Toi Bay of Plenty