Definition of tupuna in English:

tupuna

Line breaks: tu¦puna
Pronunciation: /ˈtʊpʊna, ˈtuːpʊna/

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noun (plural same or tupunas)

NZ
A grandparent or ancestor: he recalls all those tupuna long gone yet still alive in the heart of every true Maori

Origin

mid 19th century: from Maori.

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