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Welcome to PAEKUPU, words related to Te Marautanga o Aotearoa. Curriculum areas presently available on PAEKUPU: Toi Ataata, Te Reo Matatini, Puoro, Te Reo Pāngarau, Te Reo Pūtaiao, Ngā Mahi a te Rēhia
 
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Te Reo Pūtaiao

ika moana

whale

tūingoa

WHAKAMĀRAMA

Ka whakamahia tēnei kupu hei ingoa mō te katoa o tēnei momo ika. Tapaina ai e te Māori he ingoa ki tēnā momo, ki tēnā momo ika moana. Ki tā te Māori, he ika tonu tēnei momo nā te mea he aitanga nā Tangaroa. Engari, ki tā ngā mātanga pūtaiao o te ao whānui, ehara i te ika nā te mea e whāngaitia ana ngā punua ki te waiū, ā, ka kīia e rātou he whāngote.

This word is used for the whole of whale species, however there are specific names for the various species of whales. Māori regard the whale as an ika because it is a progeny of Tangaroa. To western science, the whale is not a fish because it feeds its young on the breast and is therefore classified as a mammal.

Tauira KŌrero

Ko tēhea te ika moana kaitā rawa atu?

Rangahautia te whakapapa o ngā momo ika moana.

Whāngaitia ai ngā punua ika moana ki te waiū.

WhakamĀrama Āpitihanga

Kāore te ika moana e tuku paratau, engari whakawhānau punua kē ai. Ka whānau mai te punua he rite tonu ki ngā mātua, engari he paku. Whāngaitia ai te punua ki te waiū kia pakeke noa atu, e anga ai te punua ki te kai i ngā kai e kainga ana e ngā mātua. Kāre he piha o te ika moana, he pūkahukahu kē ōna. Piki ai ki te kārewa o te wai ki te whakangā hau takiwā ki roto i ōna pūkahukahu mā tōna pehu, inā rā, ōna pongāihu.

E rua ngā whakarōpūtanga ika moana, ko te ika moana kore niho, arā, he ika moana pāhau, me te ika moana whai niho:

 

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Tauira KŌrero

Ko tēhea te ika moana kaitā rawa atu?

Rangahautia te whakapapa o ngā momo ika moana.

Whāngaitia ai ngā punua ika moana ki te waiū.

WhakamĀrama Āpitihanga