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hakahaka

1. (adjective) be short in stature, squat, low, low-lying.

Kīhai i roa e haere ana ka oho tōna mauri i ngā manu nunui e rua ka kitea e ia, ko tētahi he mea teitei rawa, ko tētahi he hakahaka iho (TWMNT 6/10/1874:255). / He wasn't walking for long when to his astonishment he saw two large birds, one a gigantic height, the other shorter.

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2. (modifier) short in stature, squat.

E ai ki a Ngāi Tūhoe, he iwi hakahaka te iwi patupaiarehe (Te Ara 2015). / According to the Tūhoe tribe, the patupaiarehe folk are short beings.

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3. (modifier) low, low-lying.

He moutere hakahaka nei kei waenganui e mawehe ana i ngā wahapū e rua (TWMNT 16/5/1876:114) / Between and separating the two estuaries is a low island.

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hakahaka

1. (verb) to rant and rave.

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