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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

whai tuaiwi

vertebrate

tūingoa

WHAKAMĀRAMA

He kīrehe e whai tuaiwi ana. He whai tuaiwi te ika, te ika-oneone, te ngāngara, te manu, te whāngote, me tātou te tangata. Ko te nuinga o ngā momo kīrehe (97%) he tuaiwi-kore (arā, kāore ō rātou tuaiwi). Hei tauira, ko te noke, ko te kōura, ko te wētā.

Any species from the animal kingdom with a backbone. Vertebrates include fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals, including humans. Most species of animals (97%) are invertebrate (i.e. do not have a backbone), such as the worm, the crayfish and the wētā.

Tauira KŌrero

He aha ētahi kīrehe whai tuaiwi e noho ana ki rō wai me ētahi whai tuaiwi noho whenua?

Whakarōpūngia ngā tuaiwi-kore me ngā kīrehe whai tuaiwi.

Kei te takiwā o te 58,000 ngā momo whai tuaiwi e mōhiotia ana.

Takenga Mai

whai - possessing, equipped with

tuaiwi - backbone

Tauira KŌrero

He aha ētahi kīrehe whai tuaiwi e noho ana ki rō wai me ētahi whai tuaiwi noho whenua?

Whakarōpūngia ngā tuaiwi-kore me ngā kīrehe whai tuaiwi.

Kei te takiwā o te 58,000 ngā momo whai tuaiwi e mōhiotia ana.