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-mā- Play

1. (particle) Used to join two compass points to indicate a direction midway between the two, e.g. tonga-mā-uru south-west.

Kei te uru-mā-raki o Te Waipounamu a Ahitereiria. / Australia is north-west of the South Island.
(Te Kōhure Textbook (Ed. 2): 113;)

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

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