Te Tiriti o Waitangi explained in English

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Learn about the Treaty of Waitangi in English for communities, schools and families.


The Treaty of Waitangi is written in the Māori language, and called Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Click below to download a summary of Te Tiriti in English.

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This simple summary of Te Tiriti o Waitangi was developed by Tangata Tiriti – Treaty People as an educational resource to help people understand the main points of what was agreed by the signatories.

The Treaty was written in the Māori language and its Māori name is Te Tiriti o Waitangi.