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porohita

1. (verb) (-tia) to be circular.

He mea hanga te whare nui kia porohita te āhua, kātahi ka tapaina tōna ingoa ko Hīona (TTR 1996:176). / The meeting house was built in a circular shape, then was named Hiona (Zion).

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2. (noun) circle, wheel, ring, centre circle (netball).

Tuhia he porohita. / Draw a circle, please.

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3. (noun) reserve (land).

Ko taua porohita nei, e mōhio ana au kāore i porohitatia ngā whenua e te Kāwanatanga mō te tangata kotahi, engari mō te katoa (TWMNT 5/2/1873:19). / I know that that reserve was not land established by the Government for one person, but for everybody.

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wāhi porohita

1. (noun) reserve (land).

E rongo ana mātou he rahi ngā wāhi porohita e hoatu ana ki ngā Māori o Parihaka (TWMNT 19/4/1879:401). / We are hearing that large reserves are being given to the Māori of Parihaka.

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