Tupuna vs Wharenui - What's the difference?

tupuna | wharenui |


As nouns the difference between tupuna and wharenui

is that tupuna is (new zealand) an ancestor, especially a grandparent while wharenui is an ornamental maori meeting house representing the body of a tupuna, forming part of the larger marae complex.

tupuna

English

Alternative forms

* tipuna

Noun

(en noun)
  • (New Zealand) An ancestor, especially a grandparent
  • References

    * OED 2006 ----

    wharenui

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia wharenui)
  • An ornamental Maori meeting house representing the body of a tupuna, forming part of the larger marae complex.