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Definition of the noun Paikea

What does Paikea mean as a name of something?

Paikea is a genus of Hyperoodontidae, described by Oliver in 1922.


Paikea is a fictional character from the 2002 film Whale Rider.


Paikea: According to Māori tradition, Paikea is an ancestor of Ngāi Tahu and Ngāti Porou, Māori tribes in the South Island and east coast of New Zealand's North Island. Paikea is the name assumed by Kahutia-te-rangi because he was assisted by humpback whales to survive an attempt on his life by his half-brother Ruatapu.

Phrases with Paikea

  1. Paikea Hectori
  2. Species Paikea Hectori
  3. genus Paikea

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Google preview'My Mother was the Earth, My Father was the Sky' (2010)

Myth and Memory in Maori Novels in English by Nadia Majid

The male mythic/historical hero Paikea is the symbol for Maori strength and endurance; the fictional girl Paikea is symbolic of the same, additionally emphasising the resilience and power that is within women. There is therefore a move from historical reality to fiction that encourages a further step from fiction to reality today in order to effect change in society. So as to be experienced, the situation and its possibilities are first depicted in literature, the external source. Significantly, much of ...

Google preview“A” Dictionary of the New Zealand Language and a Concise Grammar (1852)

To which is Added a Selection of Colloquial Sentences by William Williams

Paikea ki te hama; Let PAE PAH ( 103 )...

Google previewRaupo Pocket Dictionary Of Modern Maori (2009)

by P M Ryan

paihautea lush undergrowth paiheneti percent paihere bundle, tie up, bind, compress, set paiheretangabinding, book-binding paihona bison paikakahome- brew beer paikea humpback whale PaimārirereligionofTe Ua,peaceful virtue paina pine pāinainasunbathe, warm oneself, bask paināporopineapple painga advantage, attribute paipa pipe,hose paipa ngongo syphon paipai venereal disease, skin trouble paipai ruakibilious paipapūroablowpipe Paipera Bible paipōro piebald pāiti ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Australian and New Zealand Cinema (2005)

by Errol Vieth, Albert Moran

While Peter Jackson made New Zealand a household term for the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Niki Caro emerged from relative obscurity to international significance through the creation of a story of the overcoming of cultural and personal limitations by a young Maori girl, Paikea—played by Keisha Castle- Hughes in a role that won intemational critical acclaim. The story itself is modeled on the contemporary favorite of a young girl overcoming barriers to achieve, in what is portrayed as a ...

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Scrabble value of P3A1I1K5E1A1

The value of this 6-letter word is 12 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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