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Examples from the Web for hapu
There was a gun in the hand of their every warrior, and solidarity in the ranks of their every hapu.The Treaty of Waitangi
T. Lindsay Buick
If the warriors of the hapu had no guns they would soon be all killed by some tribe that had them.The Book of the Bush
He was head of a strong family, or hapu, which mustered a considerable number of fighting men, all his near relations.
But the chiefs of the Ngapuhi hapu said amongst themselves, "How long will the fire of the Maori burn before it is extinguished?"
He was head of a strong family, or hapu, which mustered a considerable number of fighting men; all his near relations.Old New Zealand:
'A Pakeha Maori' [Frederick Edwa [Maning]