Whakapapa | Whānau

Family

Kupu Brief description
iwi tribe, people (at a gathering)
whaea mother, aunt
matua / mātua father, parent / parents
tama son
tamāhine daughter
tuahine sister of a boy
tungāne brother of a girl
tuakana elder sibling (of the same sex)
teina younger sibling (of the same sex)
pōtiki youngest
mātāmua eldest sibling
irāmutu niece, nephew
tipuna/tupuna / tīpuna/tūpuna ancestor/grandparent / ancestors/grandparents
kaumātua elder
koroua elderly man
kuia elderly woman
hoa friend
matua whakaangi stepfather
whaea whakaangi stepmother
wahine / wāhine woman, wife / women
tāne man / husband
mokopuna grandchild
taokete brother- / sister-in-law (of same gender)
hungarei mother- / father-in-law
ingoa name