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wero

/ (ˈwɜːrəʊ) /
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noun

NZ the challenge made by an armed Māori warrior to a visitor to a marae

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Word Origin for wero

Māori
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How to use wero in a sentence

  • Captain Smith, trusting to the old friendship of Pow-ha-tan, left the colony and journeyed through the forest to Wero-woco-moco.

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