African - Creator-god and sky-god of the Makoni people. At times, referred to as Maori.
East Indian - An ancestor of the Maori of Papua New Guinea. Ten birds, pursued by the witch Eare, hid in ripe breadfruit which fell into a river and floated down to the sea. Ten girls opened the fruit and out came ten young men, one of whom was Maori. They married the girls and became the ancestors of the tribe. In some references, known as Maori.

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