Definition of kainga in English:

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Pronunciation: /kɑːˈɪŋə/

Entry from British & World English dictionary


A Maori village or settlement.
Example sentences
  • ‘It was quite clear that it was an extraordinary thing,’ he says of the Taranaki kainga led by pacifist prophets Te Whiti o Rongomai and Tohu Kakahi.
  • He came down to the frightened passengers and told them to make use of any of the houses in his kainga and assured them they were among friends.
  • They are not just stuck in their little kainga, wearing their piupiu.



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