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tino rangatiratanga

1. (noun) self-determination, sovereignty, autonomy, self-government, domination, rule, control, power.

I roto i tēnei nūpepa ka whai huarahi a Tāwhiao ki te tautohe me āta whakamāori te Tiriti o Waitangi kia kore ai e riro te tino rangatiratanga o te iwi Māori i te kāwanatanga a te Pākehā (TTR 1990:310). / In this newspaper Tāwhiao had an avenue to argue for an interpretation of the Treaty of Waitangi that not enable the colonial government to take away Māori sovereignty.

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