Historical loan words
student, pupil, learner, protégé.
I reira ka kimihia e ia he wahine tōtika mā tana ākonga (TTR 1998:3). / There an appropriate wife was sought for his protégé.
Ā, nō ka ahiahi, ka haere ana ākonga ki te moana (PT Hoani 6:16). / And when even was now come, his disciples went down unto the sea.
alumni, former students.
alumnus, alumni, old pupil, former pupil, former student, old boy, old girl.
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