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taunaha Play

1. (verb) (-tia) to claim land by naming, annex - by identifying the various land marks with parts of the chief's body or that of his offspring, title to those areas was fixed and acknowledged.

Ka kite atu a Tamatekapua ki te kūmore o Maketū, ka taunahatia atu e ia ko te kūraetanga o tōna ihu (JPS 1956:214). / When Tamatekapua saw the point at Maketū, he claimed it as the tip on the end of his nose.


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2. (verb) (-tia) to pledge, promise, set aside.

Ko tēnei whenua hoki kai roto i te rohe nā Mōkena Kōhere me ērā anō o ngā rangatira i taunaha i te tau 1874 kia pupuritia i raro i ngā tikanga whenua ā-iwi (TTR 1996:68). / This land was in the area that Mōkena Kōhere and other chiefs had set aside in 1874 to be retained under customary communal title.


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3. (verb) (-tia) to claim.

Ka āhei te Poari ki te nama i ētahi moni i te Kāwanatanga, neke ake i te £5,000 i roto i tētahi tau, hei whakaea i ngā mōkete i ētahi i atu taunaha rānei i tau ki runga ki ngā whenua (TJ 12/4/1898:3). / The Board is able to borrow money from the Government of more than £5,000 per year to pay for mortgages and other claims related to the lands.


whenua taunaha Play

1. (noun) named land - land claimed by right of discovery.


Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa Play

1. New Zealand Geographic Board.


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