/ (wɑːiːruːɑː) /
NZ a spirit or soul
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Haerere ana te Wairua o te Atua ki runga ki te mata o nga wai.Grammar of the New Zealand language (2nd edition)|Robert Maunsell
He has two words which he specially uses to designate the human spirit or soul: one is wairua, the other is hau.The Belief in Immortality and the Worship of the Dead|James George Frazer