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tauiwi

1. (personal noun) foreigner, European, non-Māori, colonist.

Kua puta hoki te kōrero ka orotātia te iwi Māori e Tauiwi, ka riro ō rātou whenua (TTR 1990:101). / Stories had emerged that the Europeans would exterminate the Māori people, and take their lands.
Ahakoa ki tāna anō kī, he tangata rata a Taiaroa ki te Pākehā, engari e noho āhua hihira ana ia ki te haere mai o Tauiwi ki konei noho ai (TTR 1990:136). / Despite saying that he liked the Pākehā, Taiaroa remained guarded about foreigners coming here to settle.

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2. (noun) person coming from afar.

Ko te whare o Turi i ū ai ki uta, i hui katoa ngā tauiwi nei ki roto (M 2006:270). / 'Twas the abode of Turi when he came ashore,and all these people from afar entered therein (M 2006:271).

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3. (noun) Gentile, heathen - Māori Bible translations for someone who was not a Jew.

Ko tātou, ko ngā Hūrai tupu nei, ehara nei i te hunga hara nō ngā tauiwi (PT Karatia 2:15). / We who are Jews by nature, and not sinners of the Gentiles.

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4. (noun) outsider.

Ki te karangatanga Rātana, ko te hunga katoa i waho o te Hāhi Rātana he tauiwi ērā, Pākehā mai, Māori atu (TTT 1/10/1929:1085). / According to Rātana adherents, all the people outside the Rātana Church are outsiders, both Pākehā and Māori.

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5. (noun) alien, stranger, foreigner, non-Māori.

Ko te kupu 'utu' tētahi atu, engari ehara ko te 'revenge' noa iho tōna tikanga e ai ki te pōhēhē o ngā tauiwi e whakamahi ana i te kupu (New Zealand Herald 21/7/2014). / The word 'utu' is another, but it does not simply mean 'revenge' as non-Māori people using the word mistakenly suppose.

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tau-

1. Prefix indicating reciprocal action.

Kei te tautohetohe rāua ki a rāua. / They are arguing with each other.

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2. (particle) Prefix used with a few words to indicate that something is strange or unusual, e.g. tauiwi (foreign people), tauwhenua (strange land), tautangata (stranger).

See also tauwhenua, tautangata

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