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tauutuutu Play

1. (noun) alternating speakers between tangata whenua and manuhiri at a pōhiri as in the system used on marae in Te Arawa and Waikato. In most other tribal areas the system called pāeke is used where all the local speakers speak first.

Ko te tauutuutu te kawa i ngā marae o Te Arawa rāua ko Tainui, ā, mā te iwi kāinga e wāhi, e whakakapi ngā kōrero (PK 2008:901). / Alternating speakers is the speaking protocol of the Te Arawa and Tainui tribes, and the home people will open and close the speeches.

See also tū atu, tū mai, tau whakautuutu, tauhokohoko, tau utuutu, whaikōrero


2. (noun) reciprocity.

Pūmau tonu ia he tauutuutu tō rāua hononga ko Te Mete (TTR 1996:199). / He expected his relationship with Smith to be a reciprocal one.


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