tāwharanui / dictionary
Tāwharanui is a Te Nehenehenui centric dictionary, with kupu hou, phrases and idioms unique to Te Nehenehenui. Each word or phrase will give a definition, example and its origins. Just like the Tāwhara, which was a favourable food source to all who resided in the great forest of Te Nehenehenui. We invite you to share in this collection of kupu that are unique to our people.
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Synonyms: Hei / Heikiha
Makangia te aikiha nei ki tō pēke – Put this hanky in your bag.
Synonyms: Waka Tūroro
Mā te amirana koe e kawe ki te hōhipera – The ambulance will take you to the hospital.
Synonyms: Mōteatea / Tangi
He tangi apakura tēnei ki te hunga kua riro – This is a lament to those who have passed.
Synonyms: Āwangawanga / Āwhitu
He nui nō tōku aroha ki te iwi kua ngaro, ka noho ārohirohi noa – With immense sorrow for those who have passed, I sit here confused and empty.
Ko tōku autāne tēnei – This is my brother-in-law.