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Glossary

Atua – God

Hapu – sub tribe

Hinengaro – emotional

Iwi – tribe

Kaiawhina – assistant

Kaimahi – employees

Kaitiaki – guardian

Kete wananga – baskets of Knowledge

Kohanga – nest

Koru – spiral shape

Kuia – older Mäori woman

Kura Kaupapa – education immersed in the Mäori language

Mahi – work 

Manaaki whanau tangata ora – nurturing families will develop healthy people

Manaaki tangata – taking care of people

Manako – aspiration

Maori – indigenous person from New Zealand (Aotearoa)

Maramatanga – enlightenment

Mate atu, he tete kura, ara mai ra he tete kura – cycle of life endures through growth and regeneration

Nga Kohanga Reo – preschool education immersed in the Maori language

Rangatiratanga – absolute sovereignty

Tamariki – children

Tane – man

Te Ao Maori – Maori worldview

Te Tohu – symbol

Te Kupenga Hauora – the net encompassing all aspects of health 

Te Kupenga – the net 

Tikanga – cultural practices

Wairua – spirit, spirtual

Whanau – family 

Whanau Ora – family health and wellbeing

Whare – house