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waka

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Pronunciation: /ˈwɒka
 
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Definition of waka in English:

noun

NZ
A traditional Maori canoe.
Example sentences
  • The waka, the spiritual image for the march, left Stewart Island for Bluff with its cargo of stories.
  • When our wakas originally came to Aotearoa and landed, the first thing our menfolk did was to walk the land and claim it, by leaving stone markers.
  • The hapu decided they would build their own waka, a canoe big enough to carry at least a dozen fishermen to sea.

Origin

Maori.

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