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A Hongi is a traditional greeting in New Zealand. It is done by pressing one's nose to another person at an encounter.

It is still used at traditional meetings among members of the Māori people and on major ceremonies (every New Zealander).

In the hongi (traditional greeting), the ha or breath of life is exchanged and intermingled.

Through the exchange of this physical greeting, you are no longer considered manuhiri (visitor) but rather tangata whenua, one of the people of the land. For the remainder of your stay you are obliged to share in all the duties and responsibilities of the home people. In earlier times, this may have meant bearing arms in times of war, or tending crops of kumara (sweet potato).

When Māori greet one another by pressing noses, the tradition of sharing the breath of life is considered to have come directly from the gods.

In Māori folklore, woman was created by the gods moulding her shape out of the earth. The god Tane (meaning male) embraced the figure and breathed into her nostrils. She then sneezed and came to life. Her name was Hineahuone (earth formed woman).

The Nga Puhi tribe view the hongi as a very sacred act and an integral part of the Pōwhiri. The Waitangi National Trust estate also follows this traditional custom.


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Smallwikipedialogo This page uses content from Wikipedia. The original article was at Hongi. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with Babyish Wiki, the text of Wikipedia is available under the GNU Free Documentation License. Nigè peij kontein kontent from Wikipidia. Orijinol-dè artikol-wa à Hongi, en ano-artikol dè òŧā list ga à edit històry peij. Seim as Babyish Wiki, kontent from Wikipidia ga koncrolen bai GNU Free Documentation License. 本頁面利用了來自維基百科的內容,原文是Hongi。原文的作者列表可以參考編輯歷史頁面。正如Babyish Wiki一樣,維基百科的內容都依從GNU Free Documentation License條件發布。


Smallwikipedialogo This page uses content from Wikipedia. The original article was at zh:毛利碰鼻禮. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with Babyish Wiki, the text of Wikipedia is available under the GNU Free Documentation License. Nigè peij kontein kontent from Wikipidia. Orijinol-dè artikol-wa à zh:毛利碰鼻禮, en ano-artikol dè òŧā list ga à edit històry peij. Seim as Babyish Wiki, kontent from Wikipidia ga koncrolen bai GNU Free Documentation License. 本頁面利用了來自維基百科的內容,原文是zh:毛利碰鼻禮。原文的作者列表可以參考編輯歷史頁面。正如Babyish Wiki一樣,維基百科的內容都依從GNU Free Documentation License條件發布。


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