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kōhanga Play

1. (noun) nest, nursery.

He rua ō ngā pōkiha, he kōhanga ō ngā manu o te rangi (HKW 6/1899:10). / Foxes have dens and birds of the sky have nests.

2. (noun) birthplace, cradle, homeland, stronghold, bastion.

E ai ki ngā kōrero a ōna whanaunga, i whānau a Maihi Parāone Kawiti ki Waiōmio, te kōhanga o Ngāti Hine i Pēwhairangi i te tau 1807 (TTR 1994:41). / According to family accounts, Maihi Parāone Kawiti was born at Waiōmio, the cradle of Ngāti Hine in the Bay of Islands, in 1807.

Synonyms: kōwhanga

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