Makahae

Learn Your Pepeha

Posted on September 15th, 2015 by makahae.

A pepeha is a tribal saying or motto that identifies who you are and where you are from. The following pepeha is for someone who affiliates to Ngati Tuheke. It includes both the text (Mト{ri, English) as well as the audio recording so you can hear how it sounds. Try this one out using your name and your ancestors name.

Te Reo Mト{ri

Ko Te Arawa te waka
Ko Rangiuru te maunga
Ko Kaituna te awa
Ko Tapuika te Iwi
Ko Ngト》i Tuheke te hapナォ
Ko Makahae te marae
Ko (name) te tupuna
Ko (your name) ahau

English

Te Arawa is the canoe
Rangiuru is the mountain
Kaituna is the river
My tribe is Tapuika
My sub-tribe is Ngati Tuheke
Makahae is the marae
(Name) is my ancestor
I am (your name)