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whanga

1. (verb) (-a,-ia) to wait, await - whanga is usually followed by ki.

I te taha au o te huarahi e whanga ana ki te rore nei (HP 1991:22). / I was beside the road waiting for this lorry.

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2. (verb) (-a,-ia) to measure with the arms extended.

Whangaa te rākau nei (W 1971:487). / Measure this wood with the arms extended, please.

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See also whanganga


3. (noun) bay, cove, bight, estuary.

I noho ki Waikotikoti, i Wairaumoana, he whanga kei te pito hauāuru o Waikaremoana (M 2004:78). / They lived at Waikotikoti, Wairaumoana, a bay at the western end of Waikaremoana.

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Synonyms: kopanga, korutanga, kowhanenga, kokoru, koko, kokorutanga, koro, tāwhangawhanga, awhenga


4. (noun) span (maximum distance between the tips of the thumb and little finger).

Whanga-nui-o-Hei, Te

1. (location) Mercury Bay (Coromandel Peninsula).

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