Meaning of Ngati in English:


Pronunciation /ˈŋɑːti/


New Zealand
  • A prefix used in Maori tribal names.

    ‘we are sympathetic to Ngati Whatua getting its land back’
    • ‘She is from Ngati Tama descent.’
    • ‘The letter signed by the Ngati Kahungunu board asked that the committee's decision be rejected or referred to the Waitangi Tribunal.’
    • ‘This is one of the last tracts of land still owned by Ngati Tama.’
    • ‘Several works feature the looming bulk of Mt Hikurangi, a site of major spiritual significance to Ngati Porou.’
    • ‘After a long battle Ngati Te Whiti were victorious.’
    • ‘Sadly, Ngati Whakaue's good faith wasn't returned.’
    • ‘The Minister refused to confirm whether a deal had already been reached with Ngati Porou.’
    • ‘This comes as legislation to settle Ngati Awa's Treaty claim was given its first reading before MPs in Parliament this week.’
    • ‘An Armed Constabulary expedition was sent to Mokau to punish the Ngati Maniapoto.’
    • ‘It would have been important to fix him up with a Ngati Toa woman sooner rather than later.’


Mid 19th century Maori.