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taumata kōrero

1. (noun) distinguished orators, speakers' bench.


2. (noun) standards of speech.

Tae noa hoki tōna pai ki te purei i te piana i ngā hui whānau me tana kaha ki te pupuri i te taumata kōrero i te reo Māori me te reo Pākehā (TTR 2000:65). / Her attributes included playing the piano at family gatherings and maintaining standards of speech in both Māori and English.

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