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kuia

1. (noun) elderly woman, grandmother, female elder.

Kua haere kōtui atu ngā kuia ki te wharekai, me te katakata ki a rāua anō (PK 2008:341). / The elderly women have gone arm in arm to the dining hall, laughing to themselves.

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2. (noun) grey petrel, Procellaria cinerea - a seabird with a stout bill, dark grey head, ashy grey upperparts and white underparts. The underwings and undertail are dark grey.

Ngāti Kuia

1. (personal noun) tribal group of parts of the Marlborough Sounds area.

(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 113;)

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