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mātāwaka Play

1. (noun) kinship group, tribe, clan, race, ethnic group.

Ka tae ake ngā mātāwaka o te motu ki te tangihanga o Te Arikinui (PK 2008:431) / The tribes of the country arrived at the funeral of Te Arikinui.

matawaka Play

1. (noun) kinship group, tribe, clan, race.

Ko ōna mātua i heke ngātahi mai i ngā tūpuna taketake o ō rāua matawaka (TTR 1990:296). / Both his parents were descended from the founding ancestors of their tribes.

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