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runanga

/ (ˈruːnɑːəŋɡɑː) /
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noun plural runanga
NZ a Māori assembly or council
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Word Origin for runanga

Māori
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How to use runanga in a sentence

  • But evil chance chose that moment for the breaking up of the excited council in the wharé-runanga.

  • Our intention was to discuss many things with the Waikatos, and to hold a big runanga (deliberation) concerning the war.

  • They therefore made what preparations they could for defence and anxiously waited the termination of the native runanga (meeting).

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