A New Zealand Maori
word meaning a precious gift or a rare type of Pounamu
(NZ Jade) that is highly valued. Also used as a name of a male NZ Maori
of chiefly/noble desent. Kahurangi
is the female version of this chiefly/noble name.
Q: How much is that Pounamu Hei Tiki
(pendant)? Is $40 enough?
A: It is a piece of Te Kahurangi
, so it costs much more than that.
! Ko wai to Ingoa
? (Hello! What is your name?
Ko Te Kahurangi ahau. (My name is Te Kahurangi)