Definition of whanau in English:


Line breaks: wha¦nau
Pronunciation: /ˈfɑːnaʊ

noun (plural same)

An extended family or community of related families who live together in the same area.
More example sentences
  • They always provided the best of opportunities for their children as well as caring for their extended whanau and the Temuka community.
  • The pito or umbilical cord symbolically tied that child to its tribe, its whanau, its hapu, and the land it inherited.
  • The sum of $4 million has been allocated over 4 years to strengthen use of Maori language in whanau and communities.



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