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Type Region
Usage Māori
Pronounced Pron. OO-RE-WE-RA  [key]

Meaning & History

Composed of the Māori words ure meaning "penis" and wera meaning "burnt". The name of Te Urewera in Aotearoa New Zealand: the ancestral homeland of the Tūhoe people.

The name is allegedly the result of a chief rolling into a fire in his sleep.

Te Urewera is also legally recoginsed as a person under New Zealand law.
Added 2/27/2024 by forestdweller69