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taketake Play

1. (verb) to be long-established, original, ancient, own, lasting, aboriginal, native, indigenous, through-and-through, dyed-in-the-wool.

Taketake ake tēnei tangata a Te Rangiotū, nō Rangitāne, nō Ngāti Rangitepaia (TTR 1990:280). / This man, Te Rangiotū, was of Rangitāne and Ngāti Rangitepaia through-and-through.


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2. (modifier) long-established, original, ancient, own, lasting, aboriginal, native, indigenous.

Anei te reo Pākehā me tōna huhua o te kupu, engari kāore i paku kainamu atu te mātau o te hunga taketake ake nō rātou taua reo ki aua kupu katoa rā (HM 4/2009:3). / Here is the English language with its multitude of words, but native speakers of that language do not know anywhere near all the words of their language.

See also rongo taketake


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3. (modifier) endemic - found only in a particular place or country.

Ko ētahi rauropi pērā i te tūī, nō Aotearoa anake, kāore e kitea i whenua kē, ā, ka kīia he momo taketake ēnei (RP 2009:291). / Some organisms, such as the tūī, are only from New Zealand, they're are not found in other countries, and these are called endemic species.


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4. (modifier) permanently.

Kīhai i mahue taketake i a Wiremu a Waireia me te rae o Rangi, ā, he hokihoki tonu tana mahi ki tōna kāinga me tōna whānau i Te Hokianga (TTR 1996:168). / Wiremu never left Waireia and Rangi Point permanently, because his work continually brought him back to his home and extended family at Hokianga.


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5. (modifier) certain, on good authority.

Kātahi mātou ka rongo taketake ki ngā kōrero mō te matenga o ngā tāngata o Tūranga (W 1971:370). / We have just heard on good authority the news about the defeat of the people of Gisborne


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6. (noun) base, foot.

Ka tata mai te waka o te tāne ki te taketake o te toka e noho rā te tamāhine i runga (TP 4/1909:11). / The husband's canoe approached the base of the rock on which the girl was sitting.


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7. (noun) red-billed seagull, Larus novaehollandiae scopulius - a grey-and-white gull found mainly on the coast, with back and wings pearly-grey except for black wingtips with small white patches. Has red legs.

See also tarāpunga


taihema taketake

1. (noun) biological sex.

E whakamahia ana te kupu 'taihema taketake' hei whakamārama i te āhua o ō tātou tinana. / The word 'biological sex' is used to describe our physical bodies.


rongo taketake Play

1. (noun) lasting peace, established peace, lasting truce.

Ko te rangatira o Ngāi Tahu nāna i whakapūmau te rongo taketake a Ngāi Tahu ki a Ngāti Māmoe, ko Te Hau-tapunui-o-Tū (TTR 1990:367). / The Ngāi Tahu chief who established a lasting truce of Ngāi Tahu with Ngāti Māmoe was Te Hau-tapunui-o-Tū.


momo taketake Play

1. (noun) endemic species.

Ko ētahi rauropi pērā i te tūī, nō Aotearoa anake, kāore e kitea i whenua kē, ā, ka kīia he momo taketake ēnei (RP 2009:291). / Some organisms, like the tūī, are only from New Zealand and aren't found in other countries, and these are said to be endemic species.


rawa taketake Play

1. (noun) raw material.


puoro taketake Play

1. (noun) indigenous music.


iwi taketake Play

1. (noun) indigenous people, native people.

I a ia ka tae ki Āwherika ki te Tonga, i tūtaki ia ki ngā iwi taketake o reira me ngā āpiha kāwanatanga (TTR 2000:171). / When he went to South Africa he met the indigenous peoples there and government officials.


raraunga taketake Play

1. (noun) raw data.


Whakapuakitanga o te Rūnanga Whakakotahi i ngā Iwi o te Ao mō ngā Tika o ngā Iwi Taketake Play

1. United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.


matataketake Play

1. (noun) medium of communication with a spirit, a type of karakia.

E kīia ana ko te tohunga tērā i tae ai a Hikatamure, ki te kimi i te karakia e kīia nei he matataketake (M 2004:388). / It is said that that was the tohunga to whom Hikatamure went to search for the ritual chant known as matataketake.


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