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whenua papatupu Play

1. (noun) land held under customary title, ancestral land - the base upon which the hapū was nurtured.

Ka hangaia he whare mōna i runga i ōna whenua papatupu i Maungaroa, e tūtata atu ana ki Te Kaha (TTR 1996:58). / A house was built for her on her ancestral land at Maungaroa, near Te Kaha.

See also whenua papatipu

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