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whanau

/ (ˈfɑːnaʊ) /

noun

NZ (in Māori societies) a family, esp an extended family

Nearby words

whaling, whaling port, wham, whammo, whammy, whanau, whang, whangarei, whangdoodle, whangee, whap

Word Origin for whanau

Māori
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