These are typically "desert islands" that are low-lying, narrow, and sandy with few, if any, surface streams.
Low islands have less biodiversity (variety of plant and animal species) than do high islands.
The Maori language or Te Reo belongs to Polynesian languages.
Its alphabet has 15 letters - h, k, m, n, p, r, t, w, a, e, i, o, u, wh and ng.
And she better look her very best or she could be scorned.
How can such a common ceremony be so different to everyone?
Aoteroa or "Land of the long white cloud" is the Maori name for New Zealand. There is an opinion claiming that Maori are actually from China.Many anthropologists and social historians have expressed their views that early humans practiced polygamy (one man with several women in the marriage union) or polyandry (several men with one woman).In either case, quite likely the women involved in the union probably had been captives before they were wives.The Polynesians are the original inhabitants of a vast string of islands in the Pacific Ocean, from New Zealand in the south to Hawaii in the north. Their differences are often subtle and not readily perceived by outsiders. The cultures of the region share many traits with each other.