Maori

Maori

About Maori

The Maori are the indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand. The MU_ori originated with settlers from eastern Polynesia, who arrived in New Zealand in several waves of canoe voyages at some time between 1250 and 1300 CE. Over several centuries in isolation, the Polynesian settlers developed a unique culture that became known as the "MU_ori", with their own language, a rich mythology, distinctive crafts and performing arts. Early MU_ori formed tribal groups, based on eastern Polynesian social customs and organisation. Horticulture flourished using plants they introduced, and later a prominent warrior culture emerged.