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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Uea te tatau o te whare kia pai ai te kuhutanga mai ā te manuwhiri – Clear the entrance to the house so that our visitors can enter comfortably.
Synonyms: Pakari / Kaha
Kia uekaha te tū e hoa mā – Stand vigorously my friends.
Synonyms: Ngāueue / Hīoioi / Rūrū
E ueue ana tō wāea pūkoro – Your cellphone is vibrating.
Synonyms: Tangihanga / Nehu
He uhunga kei te Marae? – Is there a funeral at the Marae?