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tūpātai Play

1. (noun) interrogative, question word - in Māori these words each belong to one of the different types of bases,  e.g. aha, pēhea, āhea, wai, hea, hia, whia, nahea, tēhea.

Ko ēnei ētahi o ngā tūpātai o te reo Māori: aha, pēhea, āhea, wai, hea, hia, nahea, tēhea. / These are some of the interrogatives in Māori: aha (what), pēhea (how), ā hea (when will), wai (who), hea (where), hia (how many), nahea (when did), tēhea (which).


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