/ (ˈfɒrɛˌpʊnɪ) /


NZ another name for meeting house (def. 2)


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Word Origin for wharepuni

Māori whare + puni company
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Example sentences from the Web for wharepuni

  • They told their story, and that evening a meeting of the village people was held in the wharepuni to discuss the mystery.