Kōrero: Rural language

Nāti T-shirt

Nāti T-shirt

Ramari McCarthy of the Ngāti Porou tribe wears a T-shirt printed with the word 'nāti' and a picture of a horse. Ngāti Porou use the word nāti to describe their horses, and as a nickname for the tribe. The same word, variously spelled ngati, naaiti and naati, was adopted by Pākehā settlers to describe a brumby or wild horse.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Te Taurahere o Ngāti Porou ki Tāmaki

Not to be re-produced without the permission of Te Taurahere o Ngāti Porou ki Tāmaki.

Ngā whakaahua me ngā rauemi katoa o tēnei kōrero

Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Dianne Bardsley, 'Rural language - Māori influences', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/18591/nati-t-shirt (accessed 4 April 2020)

He kōrero nā Dianne Bardsley, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008