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kainga

1. (noun) leftovers (of a meal).

kainga

1. (noun) field of operation, scope of work.

Whai tonu atu i te kainga waewae (W 1971:86). / Continue following the footsteps.

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kāinga

1. (noun) home, address, residence, village, settlement, habitation, habitat, dwelling.

I whānau au ki Nūhaka, Hāki Pei, i te 10 o ngā rā o Maramarima, tau 1904, i tō mātau kāinga e pātata atu ana ki te awa o Nūhaka (HP 1991:12). / I was born at Nūhaka, Hawkes Bay, on the 10th May, 1904, at our home close to the Nūhaka River.

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kainga waewae

1. (noun) place where one spends much of their time, stamping ground, haunt.

Ko te ngutuawa e kōratarata mai rā, ko te tai e ngunguru rā, koia ngā kainga waewae i a mātou e tamariki ana (HJ 2017:94). / The estuary glistening yonder and the rumbling sea were our haunts when we were children.

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kuha kāinga

1. (noun) remnants of a house, shanty.

kāinga tipu

1. ancestral home.

I muri tata tonu mai ka mahue i a rātou tō rātou kāinga tipu, a Kāwhia (TTR 1990:246). / Immediately after, they abandoned their ancestral home at Kāwhia.

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hau kāinga

1. (noun) home, true home, local people of a marae, home people.

Ko te hiahia o te whānau me moe kē ia i te tangata o te hau kāinga, kua oti kē i a rātou te whakarite māna, kia tūhonohono ai ngā whenua o ngā whānau e rua nei (TTR 2000:28). / In order to unite the lands of the two families, the family wanted her to marry a local man and had already arranged that for her.

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kāinga tupu

1. (noun) ancestral home, homeland.

Nō te 1 o Tīhema 1951, ka hinga mai a Pita Te Rangi Hīroa Buck i Honoruru. Nō te tau 1953 rā anō ōna pungarehu ka whakahokia mai ki tōna kāinga tupu (TTR 1996:18). / Peter Te Rangi Hīroa Buck died in Honolulu on 1 December 1951. His ashes were finally brought back to his ancestral home in 1953.

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kāinga noho

1. (noun) address, place where one lives.

He pai tonu hoki taku kāinga noho hou (HP 1991:131). / My new living quarters were quite good.

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kāinga kanohi

1. (noun) part that is seen, facade, frontage, view.

Kia pai te mahi i tēnei taha o te pā, koinei hoki te kāinga kanohi (W 1971:94). / Do this side of the pā well as it is the part that is seen.

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kāinga taupua

1. (noun) temporary abode, temporary accommodation, makeshift settlement, camping ground.

Kua tīmata i nāianei te whakaaraara haere i tētahi kāinga taupua noa nei i te wāhi taihoa ake ka whakaingoatia ko Rātana pā (TTR 1996:150). / A makeshift settlement now began to develop at the place that would eventually be called Rātana pā.

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pātuhi kāinga

1. (noun) home key.

papa kāinga

1. (noun) original home, home base, village, communal Māori land - sometimes written as one word, papakāinga.

Ko tēnei wāhi e tūngia nei e ēnei whare he papa kāinga, engari ko te taitara ki tēnei wāhi kei a Mōrehu Tūroa (TTT 1/3/1923:3). / This place where these houses stand is the original home, but Mōrehu Tūroa has the title to this place.

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wā kāinga

1. (noun) distant home, true home, home, home base - sometimes written as one word, i.e. wākāinga.

Ka haere a Tū-rāhui ki waho whakahāereere ai i te tamaiti; kātahi ka titiro atu ki te rā e whanake ana i te huapae o Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa, kātahi ka hoto ake te aroha i a Tū-rāhui ki te wā kāinga, ki Hawaiki (JPS 1913:176). / Tū-rāhui went outside to stroll about with the child. Then he looked at the sun rising on the horizon of the Pacific Ocean and the love for his home, for Hawaiki, suddenly overcame Tū-rāhui.

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iwi kāinga

1. (noun) local people, hosts, home crowd.

Ā, i ēnei rā ka tū ngā kura reo ki ngā kuratini, ki ngā whare wānanga ko te iwi kāinga o taua rohe ngā kaiwhakahaere (HM 4/2008:1). / And these days language learning gatherings are held in polytehnics and universities and the local people of that area are the organisers.

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kāinga kore

1. (modifier) homeless, lacking a home.

(Te Pihinga Textbook (Ed. 2): 55, 89-90;)

E whitu mano ngā tāngata e noho kainga kore ana i taua tāone. / There are 7,000 people homeless in that town.

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Ka mate kāinga tahi ka ora kāinga rua

1. Always have a plan B.

When one village dies the second one lives. /

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kuha papa kāinga

1. (noun) shanty town.

paepae kainga āwhā

1. (noun) beam across the front of the meeting house at ground level.

pukapuka kāinga noho

1. (noun) address book.

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