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matawhāura Play

1. (noun) battle, warfare, war.

Nō te tau 1869 ka tae mai te matawhāura ki te rohe o Taupō (TTR 1994:141). / In 1869 war came to the Taupō region.

Synonyms: kakaritanga, kakari, kawe a riri, riri, kekeritanga, pakanga, tatauranga, nguha, parekura, putakari, riringa

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