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wharepuni

noun
  1. NZ another name for meeting house (def. 2)
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Word Origin

Māori whare + puni company
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Historical Examples

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

    The adventures of Kimble Bent

    James Cowan