Name: Huia

Origin and Meaning of the Name Huia

  • Meaning:
    A revered and now extinct bird
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  • Pronunciation:
    (HOO ee ah); (HUEE ah)
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    Itself (Huia)
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    Huia were birds endemic to New Zealand. The huia was revered and consider sacred by the Maori. When Europeans came to New Zealand they too considered the birds something special and unfortunately the popularity of huia feathers with Europeans led to the huia's extinction. Part of New Zealand still have rumours or myths of the huia living in isolated parts of the country. This history, how sacred the bird was and the legends that it may still be alive are all considered important when the name is used.

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