A kind of fairy people, perhaps the same as the Patupaiarehe or Ngāti-whatua: Ka whati tera te Tahurangi, ko te rua tenei o nga ingoa o tera iwi.1 No te ao nei tawa wahine, he Tahurangi, he iwi ano to temei wahine, no Patupaiarehe tenei wahine.2
- Grey, Sir George. (1855). Polynesian Mythology. London: John Murray, p. 175.
- Appendix to Journal, House of Representatives, G.-8, 1880.
- Tregear, Edward. (1891). Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary. Wellington: Government Printer, p. 445.
This article incorporates text from Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary (1891) by Edward Tregear, which is in the public domain.