One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A 19th-century Maori religion, inorporating biblical and Maori spiritual elements, and opposing the confiscation of land by the New Zealand government.‘these were the guiding principles of Pai Marire’see also Hauhau
- ‘Grateful at least for new lodgings, he settled into Maori ways, participating in all the rituals of Pai Marire.’
- ‘In the beginning, many people saw Te Ua as a madman, but after time they began to see the sense of his preaching and, in just three months, he had established the church of Pai Marire.’
- ‘It was around that time that Te Ua says he had a vision that sparked his Pai Marire religious beliefs.’
- ‘This is the sound made by followers of the Pai Marire, also known as the Hauhau movement.’
- ‘The British military and the white settlers believed the Hauhau warriors were warmongers, but this was never the vision of Pai Marire founder Te Ua Haumene.’
- ‘Seven Brit soldiers were killed when their patrol was ambushed at Taranaki by Pai Marire warriors.’
- ‘When Te Ua died in October 1866, Pai Marire also began to fade.’
- ‘The guiding principles of Pai Marire were Christianity, but without the double-dealing and errors Maori could see in the missionaries' preaching.’
- ‘This was widely misrepresented as a call to war, and Pai Marire gained a reputation as a warlike cult.’
- ‘Some historians believe that Te Whiti was a follower of the Pai Marire (Hauhau) religion and a protege of its leader, Te Ua Haumene.’
Mid 19th century: from Maori pai ‘good’ + marire ‘quiet, gentle’.
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