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Papatūānuku

1. (personal name) Earth, Earth mother and wife of Rangi-nui - all living things originate from them.

(Te Māhuri Study Guide (Ed. 1): 39-42;)

Ka miria e te hauku a Papatūānuku (TTT 1/3/1930:2006). / Papatūānuku is caressed by the dew.

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mata o Papatūānuku

1. (noun) Earth's surface.

Kei te takiwā o te 70% o te mata o Papatūānuku e kapi ana i te moana (RP 2009:315). / Approximately 70% of the Earth’s surface is covered with sea (RP 2009:315).

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