- NZ a legendary Pacific island from which the Māoris migrated to New Zealand by canoe
Word Origin for Hawaiki
Examples from the Web for hawaiki
Historical Examples of hawaiki
The seed of our coming is from Hawaiki; the seed of our nourishing, the seed of mankind.
One tribe declared that long ago in far-off Hawaiki a chief hated another, but was too weak to do him harm.
Another legend relates that in Hawaiki the people were fighting, and a tribe being beaten was forced to leave the island.
The sun in the form of a man climbed up from Avaiki (Hawaiki).
Tahiti seems to have been a center of dispersal, as Percy Smith has pointed out in his interesting book "Hawaiki."The Pacific Triangle