Appendix One: Glossary

aiga

family (Samoan)

ako

to learn

aoga

full immersion Samoan education and care service

aroha

love

fa’a Samoa

the Samoan way

haka

Māori ceremonial dance

hui

meeting, forum for discussion which is usually underpinned by Māori values, protocols and practices

kapa haka

Māori cultural group within the performing arts

kaupapa Māori

topics, themes, foci underpinned by a Māori world view

lotu

prayer (Samoan)

mana

power, prestige, authority, respect

marae

tribal gathering place where ceremonial events are held and issues debated; a tribal-based complex where ancestral history, genealogy and identity reaffirm the connections of Māori to a particular tribe and sub-tribe.

mātauranga Māori

Māori knowledge

mokopuna

grandchild

pepeha

a statement that identifies the ancestral links of Māori

poi

a performing arts item made of ball and string

puna reo

full immersion Māori education and care service

tamariki

children

te ao Māori

the Māori world

te reo Māori

the Māori language

tikanga

customary practices

tuakana teina

to foster relationships and interactions between older and younger children

waiata

song(s)

whakapapa

genealogy

whānau

family

whanaungatanga

relationship, kinship

wharenui

meeting house, ancestral house