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taha Māori

1. (noun) Māori identity, Māori character, Māori side, Māori heritage, Māori ancestry, Māori descent.

Kitea ana tōna kaingākau ki tana taha Māori i te nui o ngā whakataukī nāna i kohi mai, he mea āta tuhi ā-ringa tonu e ia ki runga kāri (TTR 1998:6). / Balneavis's interest in his Maori heritage was evident in the large number of whakatauki (proverbs) that he collected, which he meticulously hand-wrote on cards.

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2. (noun) part-Māori.

Ko tana tangata tohutohu i a ia ko Tom Jones, he taha Māori, he taha Pākehā hoki nei ōna (TTR 1994:91). / His adviser was Tom Jones, who was part-Māori and part-European.

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