Rohe is a word used by the MÄori of New Zealand to describe the territory or boundaries of tribal groups. In traditional times, rohe were defined according to prominent geographical features, including mountains, rivers, and lakes. This is generally the case today as well.
In a tradition of the Moriori people of the Chatham Islands, Rohe is the wife of the demi-god MÄui. Beautiful Rohe was a sister of the sun, and her face shone. A quarrel arose after Rohe remarked that MÄui's face was ugly.