noun plural manaia
Word Origin for manaia
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Historical Examples of manaia
And so Manaia took me, and my mother threw up her arms and sank and died.
Then Manaia whispered to me and asked me if it was to my mind to take her.
The manaia, or beauty man of the village, accompanied by two magnificent looking aides, came forward to meet us.
I perceived that the manaia purposely played badly in order to let me win his head knife, on which he had carved my name.
When she came to the surface, I was still clasped tightly in her arms, and Manaia cried to her to swim to the canoe.