- This article pertains to the Māori people. For information on the language of the same name, please see Māori language.
The Māori are a human Polynesian race indigenous to the Earth nation-state New Zealand. They traveled in waka from an unknown Polynesian area to New Zealand, where they settled, sometime around the Earth year 1300 AD. Linguistics studies in the late 20th century and early 21st century suggested the Māori, like other Polynesian races, were originally from Taiwan and left that area around 3200 BC.
Former and current Starfleet personnel Miriana Kahu, Brendon Lawless, Marcus Owai and Morris Temura were all of partial or full Māori heritage. (Star Trek: The Cantabrian Expeditions; Star Trek: Destiny; Star Trek: Voyager - Dark Realm)