Story: Tangihanga – death customs

Rituals of encounter: karanga (1st of 3)

Rituals of encounter: karanga

During the karanga (call of welcome) the kuia weep (tangi) for the deceased.

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Reference: Anne Salmond, Hui: a study of Māori ceremonial gatherings. Auckland: A. H & A. W. Reed, 1976
Photograph by Jeremy Salmond

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Rawinia Higgins, 'Tangihanga – death customs - Tangihanga in modern times', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 5 December 2021)

Story by Rawinia Higgins, published 5 May 2011