- NZ a legendary Māori monster
Word Origin for taniwha
Examples from the Web for taniwha
Historical Examples of taniwha
Take care, the pakeha is a taniwha; the pakeha is a tino tangata!
But they had mistaken the meaning of the monster review of the Taniwha.
After this little Taniwha went on shore, bearing with him his precious nail.The Long White Cloud
William Pember Reeves
There must, of course, be a reason, for no taniwha of any repute would take such an extreme step without some good cause.
At last it was decided that there was no possible doubt that the taniwha of the river had seized Te Maire and drowned him.