Historical loan words
to show manly qualities, act like a man.
Ka karanga a ia, "Kia whakatāne ahau i ahau!" Nō konei te ingoa o te tāone o Whakatāne (Te Ara 2014). / She called, "I will act like a man!" The name of the town of Whakatāne originated from this.
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