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Cultural vitality
Māori-descent population who do or do not know their iwi, 1991–2006

Graph, Māori-descent population who do or do not know their iwi, 1991 to 2006.

Graph key, Māori-descent population who do or do not know their iwi, 1991 to 2006.

1991

1996

2001

2006

Know iwi

366,927

426,234

454,479

512,345

Do not know iwi

132,357

112,563

111,807

102,324

 Note: The measures for iwi (above and below) are based on individuals who identified their Māori descent in the census.

Māori who speak te reo, 2006

Image, Māori who speak te reo, 2006.

About one in four Māori (24%) said in 2006 they could carry out an everyday conversation in te reo. This was similar to the result in 2001.

Ten largest iwi groupings, 2006

Population

Ngāpuhi

122,211

Ngāti Porou

71,910

Ngāti Kahungunu

59,946

Ngāi Tahu / Kāi Tahu

49,185

Te Arawa 42,159
Ngāti Tūwharetoa

34,674

Ngāti Maniapoto

33,627

Waikato

33,429

Tūhoe

32,670

Ngāti Awa

15,258

Tirohia tēnei whārangi i te reo Māori

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