WAITOHI

 
Gender: Female
 
Origin: Maori
 
 
Namebearer:
 
WAITOHI, mother of RANGI TE KUINI TOPEORA, political leader from New Zealand. "Rangi Topeora was born at Kawhia probably early in the nineteenth century. Her mother was Waitohi, of
Ngati Toa and Ngati Raukawa, and her father Te Ra-ka-herea. Her hapu were Ngati Kimihia and Ngati Te Maunu. As a young woman she migrated south with these tribes to Kapiti Island and the
adjacent mainland coast. Four marriages are recorded and the traditions tell of many other relationships." http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/1t103/topeora-rangi-te-kuini (2014)
 

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