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Country of origin New Zealand

Kurī is the Māori language name for the Polynesian dog. It was introduced to New Zealand by Māori during their migrations from East Polynesia sometime around 1280 CE. It was used by Maori as a food source and as a source for making dog skin cloaks or Kahu kurī.

The kurī became extinct in New Zealand some time after the arrival of European settlers. The last known specimens, a female and her pup, are now in the collection of the Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa Tongarewa.

See also


Kuri can refer to:

  • Kurree, village in Punjab, Pakistan - alternative spelling.
  • Kuri, ICT, village in the Islamabad Capital Territory of Pakistan.

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