Māori Naming Project

He tākinga o te kawa” Ko aua inoi, ko aua tangi, ko aua mihi anō"

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Welcome to the Māori Naming Project Research Project. You will find information about this research project, the research team, publications, relevant links and contact information. We welcome enquires from interested scholars, practitioners, potential participants, iwi and students.

Overall aims

The aim of this research project is to explore and record traditional classification systems of naming flora and fauna within Tainui-waka. It also aims to investigate the relationship between indigenous taxonomy systems of Tainui-waka and the current Linnaean classification system in the appropriate naming of flora and flora.