mana motuhake Play
1. (noun) separate identity, autonomy, self-government, self-determination, independence, sovereignty, authority - mana through self-determination and control over one's own destiny.
Ka riro i a Te Wherowhero te mana motuhake o tērā rohe, i huaina ai ko te Rohe Pōtae (HP 1991:282). / Te Wherowhero obtained autonomy of that territory, which was named the Rohe Pōtae (the King Country).
(Te Pihinga Textbook (Ed. 2): 6;)