Historical loan words
to make a rumbling noise.
Ka rongo ia i tētahi oro ngāeheehe, ka tipu haere, ka whēorooro. / She heard a rustling sound and it gradually grew to be a rumble.
bullroarer - a traditional Māori musical instrument made of wood, stone or bone attached to a long string.
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