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hoa tāpui Play

1. (noun) close friend.

Ko te hoa tapui o taua wahine, o Henarieta, e rapu haere atu ana, e haere ana ki tō rātou whare, ka rongo i te ngunguru (TWMNT 4/5/1875:99). / The close friend of that woman, of Henrietta, was searching for her, and, as she was proceeding towards their house she heard someone groaning.

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