April 19, 2019

K’plah and ka pai

October 12, 2018

By Anarchist History of New Zealand

New Zealand culture appears in a surprising amount of science fiction.

For example, I always have assumed that whoever created the Star Trek aliens based it on an Honour Culture drawing heavily and directly from Maori culture and language.

eg. K’plah in Klingon and ‘ka pai’ in Maori mean the same thing

Image ref dahni wily; Pinterest

Image ref. Klingon; Star Trek

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