Definition of rangatira in English:
A Maori chief or noble.
- They were the two rangatira of Parihaka, a peaceful village that sits between Mt Taranaki and the Tasman Sea.
- Unapologetically hierarchical, the leader, or rangatira, is infallible.
- At this point I would like to acknowledge the new Maori rangatira in the National Party, the shadow Minister of Maori Affairs, Mr Gerry Brownlee.