noun (plural same)
- (In Maori culture) an object or natural resource which is highly prized.More example sentences
- The animals are revered by the Maori as a taonga, or treasure.
- This is especially apparent in the little black hole in which the Maori taonga and artefacts are presented.
- But what preceded all of that were court decisions stating that the language of Maori was a taonga, and that the Government had a duty to promote it, and through the medium of broadcasting.