Saturday, January 2, 2010

Maori Proverbs - 1

The Waikato River at Ngaruawahia. April 2009 Ajr.
He Whakatauaki = Proverbs
"Waikato taniwha rau, he piko he taniwha, he piko he taniwha.
Waikato of a hundred monsters, at every bend a monster.
(There are many tales of mysterious beings in the Waikato River, but here 'monsters' refers to independent chiefs)."
From The Reed Pocket Dictionary of Modern Maori. P.M.Ryan

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