/ (ˈtata) /
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East African a child's word for father
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
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How to use taata in a sentence
He answered Taata eno; that is, bad men they did, first Tipperahy, or beating them till they were dead.
Tupia, who was with us, observed that they were Taata Eno's; that is, bad or poor people.