Ngāti Whanaunga

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Ngāti Whanaunga
Iwi of New Zealand
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Rohe (location) Hauraki
Waka (canoe) Tainui

Ngāti Whanaunga is a Māori iwi (tribe) of the Coromandel Peninsula in New Zealand, descended from Whanaunga, the third son of Marutūāhu.[1]

It is one of five tribes of the Marutūāhu confederation, the others being Ngāti Maru, Ngāti Paoa, Ngāti Rongoū and Ngāti Tamaterā.[1] The Marutūāhu tribes are all descended from Marutūāhu, a son of Hotunui, who is said to have arrived in New Zealand on the Tainui canoe. The Marutūāhu tribes are therefore part of the Tainui group of tribes. The Marutūāhu confederation is also part of the Hauraki collective of tribes.

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  1. ^ a b Royal, Te Ahukaramū Charles (2 September 2011). "Marutūahu tribes". Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Retrieved 9 September 2012.