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whare tangata

1. (noun) house of humanity, womb, uterus.

Ko te wahine te whare tangata o te ao Māori – ā he mea whakanui rātou i tōna mana whakawhānau oranga (Te Ara 2014). / Women are the house of humanity of the Māori world – and they are venerated for creating life.

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tangata hoko tara-ā-whare

1. (noun) door-to-door sales person.

Ko tātou katoa pea kua rongo i te matangurunguru o te hoko taonga tōrōkiri, i te hōhā rānei o te kaupare atu i te tangata hoko tara-ā-whare (HM 2/1996:6). / We have probably all felt the disappointment of buying faulty goods, or the bother of staving off door-to-door sales people.

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