Historical loan words
extended, open, shallow (of water covering extensive mudflats).
He tai koraha tō Manawaora (W 1971:139). / Manawaroa has tidal mudflats.
open country, barren land, desert, wilderness, vacant area.
Ahakoa titiro ki hea, he koraha, he whenua tūpā, he whenua tītōhea (HM 2/2009:10). / No matter where you looked, there was desert, flat country and barren land.
tuakau, pākihi, rake
dwarf cabbage tree, pigmy cabbage tree, Cordyline pumilio - found in the northern half of the North Island in scrubby areas. Has a short stem and long narrow leaves and does not grow higher than 1 m.
korokio, mauku, tī, tī rauriki
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