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whare

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Pronunciation: /ˈwɒri
 
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Definition of whare in English:

noun

A Maori hut or house.
Example sentences
  • By mid September there were than 2,000 people in the settlement, 250 good houses had been built, and there were 230 whares and huts used for temporary accommodation.
  • Soon Chute's advancing army wiped out every settlement it came to, torching whares, destroying garden plots and killing anyone who resisted at Kiteonetea, Puketi, Weriweri, and Te Whenuku.
  • This lithograph by Petre shows the dwellings to be more substantial dwellings than the whares the settlers would have actually used.

Origin

Maori.

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