The name of a descendant of Nuku-tawhiti. His son, Awa, begat Awanui, the ancestor of the Ngāti-awa tribe of Taranaki, formerly of the North, at Hokianga.
- Tregear, Edward. (1891). Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary. Wellington: Government Printer, p. 35.
This article incorporates text from Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary (1891) by Edward Tregear, which is in the public domain.