Topia Peehi Turoa

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Topia Peehi Turoa (died 1903) was a notable New Zealand tribal leader. Of Māori descent, he identified with the Te Ati Haunui-a-Paparangi iwi. He was the grandson of Te Peehi Turoa. [1]

Māori people Indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand

The Māori are the indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand. Māori originated with settlers from eastern Polynesia, who arrived in New Zealand in several waves of canoe voyages somewhere between 1320 and 1350. Over several centuries in isolation, these settlers developed their own distinctive culture whose language, mythology, crafts and performing arts evolved independently from other eastern Polynesian cultures.

Iwi are the largest social units in Aotearoa Māori society. The Māori-language word iwi means "people" or "nation", and is often translated as "tribe", or "a confederation of tribes". The word is both singular and plural in Māori.

Te Peehi Turoa was a notable New Zealand tribal leader, warrior and composer of waiata. Of Māori descent, he identified with the Te Ati Haunui-a-Paparangi iwi. Topia Peehi Turoa was his grandson.

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  1. Church, Ian. "Topia Peehi Turoa". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography . Ministry for Culture and Heritage . Retrieved 23 April 2017.