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taniwha Line breaks: tani|wha
Pronunciation: /ˈtanɪwɑː/
/ˈtanɪfa/

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Definition of taniwha in English:

noun (plural same or taniwhas)

A water monster of Maori legend.

Origin

Maori.

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