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tonga Play

1. (modifier) southern, southerly.

I mate mai a Īhaka Whaanga ki Te Māhia i te 14 o Tīhema 1875, ā, he mea tāpuke i runga i tētahi maunga tū tahanga noa iho i te kōmata tonga o te pito o Te Māhia (TTR 1990:395). / Īhaka Whaanga died at Māhia on 14 December 1875. He was buried on an isolated hill at the southern tip of the Māhia peninsula (DNZB 1990:585).


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2. (noun) south wind, south.

I tērā wā ko te minita whakahaere a Te Mātenga ki te hunga ki te tonga o Ahitereira (TTR 1990:18). / At that time Samuel Marsden was the minister to the people in the south of Australia.

See also tuauru-mā-tonga, tonga-mā-uru, tonga-mā-rāwhiti


tōngā Play

1. (modifier) restrained, reserved, reticent, retiring, quiet.

He tangata ngākau tōngā nei tōna, rerekē noa atu i tana wahine, i a Mere (TTR 1998:9). / He was a reserved man, in contrast to his wife, Mere.


2. (modifier) secretly, secretive, in secret.

E whā tau kē rātau i te taiwhakaroto o ngā awa o Waiōeka me Te Waimana e noho tōngā ana (TTR 1994:153). / Instead for four years they lived secretly in the upper reaches of the Waiōeka and Waimana rivers.


hau tonga Play

1. (noun) southerly wind - also as one word, i.e. hautonga.

Mehemea ka pupuhi ana te hautonga kaha kia huri rā anō te hau ki te hauāuru ka paki te rangi (TJ 3/8/1899:15). / If when the strong south wind blows it finally turns to the west the day becomes fine.


tonga kōtaratara Play

1. (noun) south-west.

Ko te rohe ki te taha rāwhiti e takoto pikopiko ana i te taha tonga kōtaratara haere ki te taha whakarua - ko ngā moutere pakupaku i taua rohe he tini noa (TWMNT 24/2/1874:49). / The eastern boundary meanders from the south-west to the north-east - there are many small islands in that area.

See also tonga-mā-uru


tonga hāwi Play

1. (noun) south-south-west.

I tukua mai nei ko te tonga huruhuru, ko te tonga hāwi (TP 4/1907:7). / The south-south-east and south-south-west winds were sent.


Pou Tonga Play

1. (location) South Pole.


tonga tāwaha Play

1. (noun) south-easterly wing (East Coast).


Pito Tonga, Te Play

1. (location) South Pole.

Ko te 90° ki te tonga te ahopae o Te Pito Tonga (RP 2009:157). / The South Pole has a latitude of 90° south.


Tai Tonga, Te Play

1. (location) southern North Island, Southern Māori electorate.

Nō muri i te pōti pāerotanga i Ākuhata o te tau 1932, ka uru ko Eruera Tirikātene hei mema Māori mō Te Tai Tonga (TTR 1998:126). / After the by-election in August 1932, Eruera Tirikātene became the Māori member for Southern Maori.


tonga-mā-uru Play

1. (noun) south-west, sou'west, south-west wind.

Ka tū ko Mananui hei ariki, ka nuku rātau ki Te Rapa, ki te tonga-mā-uru o te moana o Taupō (TTR 1990:186). / When Mananui became paramount chief, they moved to Te Rapa, on the south-west of lake Taupō.


Amerika ki te Tonga Play

1. (loan) (location) South America.


(Te Māhuri Textbook (Ed. 2): 188;)


Āwherika ki te Tonga Play

1. (loan) (location) South Africa.

I a ia ka tae ki Āwherika ki te Tonga, i tūtaki ia ki ngā iwi taketake o reira me ngā āpiha kāwanatanga (TTR 2000:171). / When he went to South Africa he met the indigenous peoples there and government officials.
(Te Māhuri Textbook (Ed. 2): 139;)


Marere-o-tonga Play

1. (personal noun) Achernar - ninth brightest star in the sky and in the constellation Eridanus.


Rangitoto ki te tonga Play

1. (location) D'Urville Island.

Hei te tatanga atu ki Te Aumiti, he kūititanga nō te moana i waenganui o Rangitoto me te tuawhenua, ka whakapiri tētahi ika tipua ki tō mātou tima, he taniwha pea (TP 1/8/1900:12). / On approaching French Pass, a narrow passage of the sea between D'Urville Island and the mainland, a frightening fish attached itself to our ship. Perhaps it was a monster.
(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 78;)


tōnga o te rā Play

1. sunset, setting of the sun.

Haere ai māua i te wā tonu e awatea ana, i mua i te tōnga o te rā (HP 1991:14). / We went when it was still daylight, before the sun set.


tuauru-mā-tonga Play

1. (noun) south-west, sou'west.

See also -mā-


tonga-mā-rāwhiti Play

1. (noun) south-east, sou'east.

Ko Waikaremoana te whaitua o te rohe pōtae o Tūhoe ki te tonga-mā-rāwhiti (Te Ara 2013). / Lake Waikaremoana is the region in the south-east of the Tūhoe territory.


māuru-mā-tonga Play

1. (noun) southwest.

E tō ana te rā ki te māuru-mā-tonga (TTT 1/12/1930:2195). / The sun is setting in the south west.


hauāuru-mā-tonga Play

1. (modifier) south-westerly.

Ngāmotu: He hiwi tūpoupou kei te taha hauāuru-mā-tonga o te wāpu i Niu Paremata (M 2005:242). / Ngāmotu: A steep hill to the south-west of the wharves at New Plymouth.


2. (noun) south-west, south-west wind.

Ko Ganges i ahu ki te rāwhiti. Ko Indus i ahu ki te hauāuru-ma-tonga (MM.TKM 1/9/1855:6). / The Ganges heads to the east, the Indus to the south-west.


rāwhiti-mā-tonga Play

1. (noun) south-east, sou'east.

Motutaiko: He moutere kei te taha rāwhiti-mā-tonga o te moana o Taupō (M 2006:172). / Motutaiko: An island in the south-east of Lake Taupō.


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