1. kahukura

    Rainbow, also refers to an atua (god) / significant ancestor in Ngāi Tahu traditions, and the native red admiral butterfly

  2. kai


  3. kai sovereignty

    Food sovereignty is the right of peoples to healthy and culturally appropriate food produced through ecologically sound and sustainable methods, and their right to define their own food and agricutlure systems.

  4. kaikaranga

    Person who performs karanga

  5. kaikōrero

    Orators, speakers

  6. kaimahi

    Worker / staff

  7. kāinga


  8. kaitātaki


  9. kaitiaki

    Guardian / custodian over natural resources.

  10. kaitiakitanga

    Manaing and conserving the environment as part of a reciprocal relationship, based on the Māori world view that we as humas are part of the natural world.

  11. kaitoro


  12. kapahaka

    Māori performing group.

  13. karakia

    Ritual chants, Blessings

  14. karanga

    The karanga is an exchange between tangata whenua and manuhiri (visitors) to ascertain the nature of the visit and the visitors, thus providing the basis for the whaikōrero. It is also a chance for women well-versed in the art of karanga to express their own opinion on topical matters.

  15. kaumātua

    Male elder

  16. kaupapa


  17. kaupapa māori

    A Māori epistemology

  18. kawa


  19. kōrero

    Conversation, discussion, dialogue

  20. koru


  21. kotahitanga

    Unity, collaboration, community

  22. kuia

    Female elder