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kāenga Play

1. (noun) home, address, residence, village, settlement, habitation, habitat, dwelling - a variation of kāinga used in East Coast dialects.

Ka moe a Hinematioro i tana tāne ka noho ko Ūawa te kāenga tūturu (TTR 1990:15). / After Hinematioro married, Tolaga Bay was her permanent home.

See also kāinga

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