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kōhanga

1. (noun) nest, nursery.

He rua ō ngā pōkiha, he kōhanga ō ngā manu o te rangi (HKW 6/1899:10). / Foxes have dens and birds of the sky have nests.

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2. (noun) birthplace, cradle, homeland, stronghold, bastion.

E ai ki ngā kōrero a ōna whanaunga, i whānau a Maihi Parāone Kawiti ki Waiōmio, te kōhanga o Ngāti Hine i Pēwhairangi i te tau 1807 (TTR 1994:41). / According to family accounts, Maihi Parāone Kawiti was born at Waiōmio, the cradle of Ngāti Hine in the Bay of Islands, in 1807.

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Synonyms: kōwhanga

whare kōhanga

1. (noun) building erected for childbirth, maternity ward.

I muri o tēnei mahi ka whakahokia te wahine kua whānau nei, me tona tamaiti ki roto i te whare kōhanga noho ai (M 2006:4). / After this is done the woman who has given birth, together with her child, is returned to the building erected for childbirth to rest.

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See also whare kōwhanga

Kōhanga Reo, Te

1. (noun) Māori language preschool.

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