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whenua

/ (fɛnˈuə) /
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noun
NZ land
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Word Origin for whenua

Māori
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How to use whenua in a sentence

  • I have never looked upon Brutus as anything of an original genius; but Tiki Whenua most certainly was.

    Old New Zealand:|'A Pakeha Maori' [Frederick Edwa [Maning]
  • At last Te Rauparaha and his people, growing weary of the enforced inactivity, sent proposals of peace to Huri-whenua.

    An Old New Zealander|T. Lindsay Buick
  • I have never looked upon Brutus as anything of an original genius, but Tiki Whenua most certainly was.

    Old New Zealand|Earl of Pembroke.
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