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  1. NZ love, compassion, or affectionate regard
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Word Origin

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Examples from the Web for aroha

Historical Examples

  • The canoe itself was similarly presented to the chief as a gift of aroha from Rup.

    The adventures of Kimble Bent

    James Cowan

  • The people came streaming from all sides, shouting "Aroha maita!"

  • This placed in due order, is "I ora ai tatou, he aroha no te Atua," we having been saved was a love of God.

  • We dallied frequently with young cocoanuts, and said aroha—love to you—to any lithe vahinees we encountered in our path.

    Los Gringos

    H. A. (Henry Agustus) Wise