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.
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.
See also whare kōwhanga