Entry from British & World English dictionary
Definition of taonga in English:
noun (plural same)
(In Maori culture) an object or natural resource which is highly prized.
- The animals are revered by the Maori as a taonga, or treasure.
- This is especially apparent in the little black hole in which the Maori taonga and artefacts are presented.
- But what preceded all of that were court decisions stating that the language of Maori was a taonga, and that the Government had a duty to promote it, and through the medium of broadcasting.
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