noun plural -gis NZ
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A combat outpost in the Tangi Valley had proved so indefensible that U.S. forces abandoned it in April.
They make the "tangi," or funeral, the occasion of a great feast.Forty Thousand Miles Over Land and Water|Lady (Ethel Gwendoline [Moffatt]) Vincent
As I approached the Pa before the funeral they all raised the native cry of welcome, the "Tangi."Life of John Coleridge Patteson|Charlotte M. Yonge
Outside in the open was heard the clash of arms, plaintive wails and lamentations of the tangi for the dead.An Old New Zealander|T. Lindsay Buick
The bereaved man charged him with being a fraud, and, in the course of a quarrel, split his skull open with a tangi (axe).Omens and Superstitions of Southern India|Edgar Thurston
The arms they carry are the bow, arrows, and tangi, a species of light battle-axe that inflicts a serious wound.Castes and Tribes of Southern India|Edgar Thurston