Rongorongo (wife of Turi)

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In Māori tradition, Rongorongo is the wife of Turi, the chief of the Aotea canoe. She is an ancestor of the Whanganui and Ngati Ruanui iwi. The Aotea canoe was given to Rongorongo as a present by her father Toto (Tregear 1891:426).


  • E.R. Tregear, Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary (Lyon and Blair: Lambton Quay), 1891.