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noun plural ngati
  1. NZ (occurring as part of the name of a tribe) tribe or clan
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Word Origin for ngati

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Examples from the Web for ngati

Historical Examples of ngati

  • Ngati says he will take you where you can dry yourselves, and put on warm things.

    The Adventures of Don Lavington

    George Manville Fenn

  • He made a gesture as if to break one, but Ngati snatched it away.

  • “Sleep,” said Ngati again; and he patted Jem on the shoulder.

  • Ngati Awa, with many an allied band, mad for revenge, come on.

    Old New Zealand

    Earl of Pembroke.

  • It was a leave-taking of his favourite warrior, for the Ngati Kuri were fated to die to a man on the next land they trod.

    Old New Zealand

    Earl of Pembroke.