1. (noun) home, true home, local people of a marae, home people.
Nāna i whakakīkī te nuinga o te iwi o Taumutu kia hoki ki te haukāinga i runga i tana kī atu kua ū te maungārongo i reira (TTR 1990:146). / He persuaded the majority of the people of Taumutu to return home on his assurance that peace had been established there.
See also hau kāinga