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tūrangawaewae

1. (noun) domicile, standing, place where one has the right to stand - place where one has rights of residence and belonging through kinship and whakapapa.

(Te Kōhure Textbook (Ed. 2): 243;)

Ki a rāua, ko Waahi kē te tūrangawaewae tika mōna (TTR 1998:87). / They considered Waahi to be the appropriate domicile for him.

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2. (noun) footstool - a Māori Bible use where it is written as two words.

Ko te rangi tōku torona, ko te whenua tōku tūranga waewae (PT Nga Mahi a nga Apotoro 7:49). / Heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool.
Ko Arekahānara tōku hāona kaha; Ko Kemureti tōku oko horoi; Ko Ngāruawāhia tōku tūrangawaewae (BFM 2013:456). / Alexandra will ever be my symbol of strength of character; Cambridge a symbol of my wash bowl of sorrow; And Ngāruawāhia my footstool (BFM 2013:456). (A saying by King Tāwhiao and translated by Pei Te Hurinui Jones.)

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Tūrangawaewae

1. (location) main marae of the Kīngitanga at Ngāruawāhia - named by Te Puea after King Tāwhiao's saying.

(Te Kōhure Textbook (Ed. 2): 30; Te Kōhure Video Tapes (Ed. 1): 1;)

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