Word Origin for rangatira
Examples from the Web for rangatira
Through the creaming surges of Table Bay the Rangatira is speeding on her southward course.Renshaw Fanning's Quest|Bertram Mitford
This happened many years before I came to the country, and when my rangatira was one of the most famous fighting men in his tribe.
He belongs to the caste styled tana, or chieftains, a degree above that of rangatira, or simple gentlemen-warriors.Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)|William Delisle Hay
The chief who claimed me was a good specimen of the Maori rangatira.
Their society had definite ranks, from that of the Rangatira, the chief with a long pedigree, to the slave.Myth, Ritual And Religion, Vol. 2 (of 2)|Andrew Lang