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This article explores how early Māori went about naming and grouping the plants and animals they found around them. It explains what this process reveals about Māori ways of viewing the world and the framework provided by whakapapa. It prompts comparisons with the Linnaean system for naming and grouping organisms and describes an example of Māori and Pākehā working together and drawing on knowledge from both systems.

Series: Connected 2020 Level 3 – Kaitiakitanga

Learning area: English, Science

Curriculum level: 3

Category: Non-fiction

Strand: Nature of science, Living world

In: Connected 2020 Level 3 – Kaitiakitanga

Publication date: December 2020

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