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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.

Words that rhyme with rangatira

Altamira, chimera, clearer, Elvira, era, hearer, Hera, hetaera, interferer, lempira, lira, lire, Madeira, Megaera, monstera, rearer, scorzonera, sera, shearer, smearer, sneerer, steerer, Thera, Utsire, Vera

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