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rangatira

Line breaks: ran¦ga|tira
Pronunciation: /ˌraŋəˈtɪərə
 
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Definition of rangatira in English:

noun

NZ
A Maori chief or noble.
Example sentences
  • They were the two rangatira of Parihaka, a peaceful village that sits between Mt Taranaki and the Tasman Sea.
  • Unapologetically hierarchical, the leader, or rangatira, is infallible.
  • At this point I would like to acknowledge the new Maori rangatira in the National Party, the shadow Minister of Maori Affairs, Mr Gerry Brownlee.

Origin

Maori.

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