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kīwaha Play

1. (noun) colloquialism, colloquial saying, slang, idiom.

Ko te wawata, ko te uaratanga nui kia puta i tēnei tau tētahi kohikohinga kīwaha, kīrehu, arā ngā āhuatanga reo kua kaha nei te ngaro i waenga i te nuinga o ngā iwi (HM 4/1997:4). / The hope and the great desire is that a collection of colloquialisms and idioms, that is the aspects of the language that have long been missing amongst most of the tribes, will appear this year.
(Te Kōhure Textbook (Ed. 2): 43;)


ā-kīwaha Play

1. colloquial.

Ahakoa kāore i matatau rawa ia ki te kōrero Māori ā-kīwaha, i tua atu i te reo ā-tuhi, i kaha pū tonu a Pat ki te whakaū i te reo ā-waha, me ngā tikanga Māori anō hoki (TTR 2000:81). / Although she was not very fluent in colloquial Māori, Pat placed strong emphasis on the spoken as well as the written language and on cultural practices.


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