Tūpuna. (Topical Term)
Whakamārama: Tētahi o ngā tangata i heke mai ai te tangata i roto i ngā tātai whakapapa, i tua atu i ōna mātua ake me ērā atu o tō rāua whakatupuranga.
Scope Note: Groups of people commonly referred to as ancestors of hapū and iwi. Can also apply to great-grandparents. See also: Kaumātua (Elders).