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1. (noun) woman with chin moko.

Ka anga taku titiro ki te pakitara o taku whare, e iri mai ana ngā kauae tehe kuia ōku, kua nehe noa atu te whatungarongaro, kua pōpōroa ki te poho o Rehua (HM 3/1995:7). / I look at the wall of my house where photos of my elderly female relatives with tattooed chins are hanging and who have long since disappeared to the bosom of Rehua.


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