Talk:Tommy Solomon

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If the Moriori came from the South Island, they will not be descended from Ngāi Tahu, who invaded the South Island after the ancestors of the Moriori left the mainland. They are far more likely to be connected to Waitaha and/or Te Rapuwai. By "Kāi Tahu dialect", I presume the contributor means the southern k-dialect. This almost certainly originated with Waitaha, was spoken by descendants of the later Kāti Māmoe invaders, who brought no women with them, but married Waitaha women. The first wave of Kai Tahu ("Kai" rather than "Kāi") did the same; the second wave (of Ngāi Tahu) brought women with them—these retained the northern ng forms in their speech, as evidenced in Canterbury place-names like Rangiora. Koro Neil (talk) 08:37, 22 July 2008 (UTC)