|Behind the scenes|
This clan makes use of their extensive and diverse habitat in many ways, such as building entire villages entwined with the roots of massive mangrove-like trees that grow on the atolls, and fishing for food in large tidepool structures that span the coastlines. The Metkayina have a close relationship with water, and just as clans such as the Omatikaya and Tipani ride direhorses to trek the land masses of Pandora, the Metkayina use ilus as their companion of choice for gliding across the Pandoran oceans.
The clan is known to be inspired by the Māori people of Earth, with Māori actors from the cast of the Avatar sequels working with James Cameron to incorporate elements of indigenous New Zealand cultures into the clan's customs and traditions. Notably, Cliff Curtis and James Cameron worked together to adapt a traditional haka dance into a Na'vi inspired dance for the clan to perform.
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|Clans||Anurai · Kekunan · Li'ona · Metkayina · Ni'awve · Olangi · Omaticaya · Tawkami · Tipani · Tayrangi|
|Armor||'Awvea Tsamsiyu · Eyktan · Helmet · Karyu · Nawm · Nawma Ni'awve · Nawma Taronyu · Taronyu · Tirea · Tsteu|
|Other clothing||Baby Carrier · Battle Band · Loincloth · Anurai Necklace · Rider's Mask · Sash|
|Culinary Items||Basket · Butchering Tool · Cooking Pot · Fire Pit (Tools) · Fish Yoke · Food Wrap · Ground Rack · Leaf Plate · Water Carrier|
|Music||Children's Songs · Hometree Songs · Hunt Songs · The Legend of Nok · Personal Songs · Pitches, Intervals and Scales · Social Songs|