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tamariki whāngai Play

1. (noun) foster children, adopted children.

I te matenga o Erueti, whakataua ana e Tiati Tiakihana Pāma kāore e tika kia uru ana tamariki whāngai Pākehā ki ōna whenua (TP 6/1908:5). / When Erueti died Judge Jackson Palmer decided that his Pākehā foster children had no rights to his lands.

See also whāngai, tamaiti whāngai, matua whāngai

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