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tau whakautuutu Play

1. (noun) alternating speakers between tangata whenua and mahuhiri 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 kawa o Tainui he tau whakautuutu, tū atu tū mai (TWK 46:8). / The speaking procedure in the Tainui territory is to alternate speakers between the tangata whenua and the manuwhiri.

See also whakautuutu

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