The following is a list of the Māori iwi of New Zealand.

This list has been adapted from the list on the Māori Wikipedia. Many of the iwi names are frequently spelt with macrons over some letters - they have been omitted here to make it easier to link to articles - please check with the list from Māori Wikipedia for macron usage. Alternative names for some iwi are given in brackets.

A more authoritative source is the list in the book: Iwi: The dynamics of Māori tribal organisation from c1769 to c1945 by Angela Ballara (1998, Victoria University Press, Wellington) ISBN 0864733283.


Name ("United Tribes" number) Rohe (Location) Waka (canoe) <td align=right>People (2001)
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Āti Awa (19) - see Te Āti Awa Taranaki Aotea <td align=right>
Kāi Tahu - (see Ngāi Tahu below) <td align=right>
Kāti Mamoe - or "Ngāti Mamoe" South Island <td align=right>
Moriori † (21) Chatham Islands <td align=right>585
Muaupoko (31) Kapiti Coast <td align=right>1,836
Nga Rauru (23) - or Ngāti Rauru Taranaki <td align=right>3,090
Ngāriki Kaiputahi (44) - or Ngā Ariki Gisborne Te Ikanui-a-Rauru <td align=right>2,083
Nga Ruahine (21) Taranaki <td align=right>3,228
Nga Ruanui Taranaki <td align=right>
Ngāi Tai (53) - or Ngāti Tai Opotiki <td align=right>
Ngāi Tahu (also Ngai Tahu, Kāi Tahu) South Island Tākitimu <td align=right> 39,180
Ngai Tai - or Ngāti Tai <td align=right>2,022
Ngai Takoto Northland <td align=right>489
Ngai Tamanuhiri - or Ngāti Tamanuhiri Gisborne <td align=right>1,173
Ngaiterangi Matakana Island <td align=right>9,561
Ngai Tuhoe (51) Te Urewera Mataatua <td align=right>29,259
Ngapuhi (4) Hokianga-Whangarei <td align=right>102,981
Ngapuhi ki Whaingaroa-Ngāti Kahu ki Whaingaroa Northland <td align=right>1,965
Ngarauru Manawatu <td align=right>
Ngaruanui (22) Taranaki <td align=right>
Ngaterangi (49) Tauranga <td align=right>
"Ngāti Ākarana" Auckland <td align=right>5,892
Ngāti Apa (29) Manawatu-South Island <td align=right>3,021
Ngāti Awa (50) Kawerau-Bay of Plenty <td align=right>13,044
Ngāti Hako Hauraki Gulf <td align=right>924
Ngāti Hau Manawatu <td align=right>
Ngāti Haua (26) Waikato <td align=right>? 6,400
Ngāti Hauiti Wanganui <td align=right>1,002
Ngāti Hei Hauraki Gulf <td align=right>363
Ngāti Huia (15) Waikato <td align=right>
Ngāti Kahu (2) Northland <td align=right> 6,957
Ngāti Kahungunu (34, 36, 37) Hawke's Bay-Wairarapa Tākitimu <td align=right>51,552
Ngāti Koata South Island <td align=right>765
Ngāti Kuia South Island <td align=right>1,224
Ngāti Kuri Northland <td align=right>4,647
Ngāti Mahuta (7, 14) Great Barrier Island <td align=right>
Ngāti Mamoe South Island <td align=right>2,262
Ngāti Manawa <td align=right>1,542
Ngāti Maniapoto (17) King Country Waikato Tainui <td align=right>27,168
Ngāti Maru (12, 24) Te Aroha-Taranaki <td align=right>? 4,700
Ngāti Mutunga (18) Taranaki-Chatham Islands <td align=right>2,652
Ngāti Paoa (10) Hauraki Gulf <td align=right>2,397
Ngāti Pikiao (Te Arawa) Rotorua <td align=right>5,022
"Ngāti Poneke" Wellington <td align=right>
Ngāti Porou (39) East Cape <td align=right>61,701
Ngāti Pukenga <td align=right>1,137
Ngāti Pukenga ki Waiau Hauraki Gulf <td align=right>273
Ngāti Rahiri Tumutumu Hauraki Gulf <td align=right>93
Ngāti Ranginui (48) Tauranga <td align=right>6,120
Ngāti Rangiteaorere (Te Arawa) <td align=right>177
Ngāti Rangitihi (Te Arawa) <td align=right>1,041
Ngāti Rangiwewehi (Te Arawa) <td align=right>1,551
Ngāti Rarua South Island <td align=right>699
Ngāti Raukawa (16, 28) Waikato-Manawatu-Kapiti <td align=right>? 24,000
Ngāti Rauru - or Nga Rauru Taranaki <td align=right>
Ngāti Ruanui Wanganui <td align=right>5,286
Ngāti Ruapani (42, 45) East Cape <td align=right>
Ngāti Tahu (Te Arawa) <td align=right>1,209
Ngāti Tai (9) - or Nga Tai or Ngai Tai Hauraki Gulf <td align=right>177
Ngāti Tama (25) King Country-Wellington-South Island-Chatham Islands <td align=right>1,764
Ngāti Tamanuhiri (38) - or Ngai Tamanuhiri Gisborne <td align=right>
Ngāti Tamatera (13) Coromandel Peninsula Tainui <td align=right>1,866
Ngāti Tara Tokanui Hauraki Gulf Tainui <td align=right>330
Ngāti Te Ata Manukau Harbour <td align=right>
Ngāti Toa/Ngāti Toarangatira (32) Porirua Tainui <td align=right>4,491
Ngāti Tutekohe (41) East Cape <td align=right>
Ngāti Tuwharetoa (46) Taupo <td align=right>29,301
Ngāti Wai Northland <td align=right>3,966
Ngāti Whakaue <td align=right>5,061
Ngāti Whānaunga (11) Waihi <td align=right>399
Ngāti Whare <td align=right>690
Ngāti Whātua (5, 6) Kaipara Harbour <td align=right>12,105
Pakakohi Taranaki <td align=right>408
Patukirikiri Hauraki Gulf <td align=right>60
Poutini West Coast <td align=right>
Rangitane (30, 35) Northern South Island <td align=right>4,401
Rongowhakaata (44) Gisborne <td align=right>3,612
Rongomaiwahine Mahia <td align=right>2,322
Tainui Waikato <td align=right>35,781
Tangahoe Taranaki <td align=right>261
Tapuika (Te Arawa) <td align=right>1,050
Taranaki (20) Taranaki <td align=right>5,940
Tarawhai (Te Arawa) <td align=right>114
Te Aitanga-a-Hauiti (40) East Cape <td align=right>
Te Aitanga-a-Mahaki (43) Wairoa <td align=right>4,365
Te Arawa (47) Rotorua <td align=right>
Te Ati Hau Nui-A-Paparangi (27) Wanganui <td align=right>8,820
Te Āti Awa (33) Taranaki-South Island Aotea <td align=right>17,445
Te Aupouri (1) <td align=right>7,848
Te Kawerau Northland <td align=right>228
Te Rarawa (3) Hokianga <td align=right>11,526
Te Roroa Northland <td align=right>966
Te Uri-o Hau <td align=right>732
Te Whakatohea (52) Opotiki <td align=right>9,948
Te Whanau-a-Apanui (54) East Cape <td align=right>9,951
Tuhourangi (Te Arawa) <td align=right>1,617
Uenuku-Kopako (Te Arawa) <td align=right>174
Waikato-Tainui see Tainui Waikato
Waitaha (Te Arawa) <td align=right>? 1,800

 † The Moriori are usually considered a distinct people from the Māori.


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