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tuku whenua

1. (noun) gifting land, ceding land.

He maha anō ngā āhua tuku whenua: 1. He ngakinga ā-mate; 2. He pākūhā; 3. He kaihaukai. 4. He whanaunga i tono kāinga, mahinga kai rānei (TPH 30/8/1902:3). / There are many reasons for gifting land: 1. Seeking revenge for a death; 2. A betrothal gift; 3. A gift in reciprocity; 4. A relative who has requested a home or an area for cultivating food.

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