matua whāngai Play
1. (noun) foster parent, foster father.
Ka mate te matua whāngai, e riro rānei te whenua o te tūpāpaku i te tamaiti whāngai?...E kī ana ahau ehara rawa i te tikanga Māori te whakawhiti kē i ngā pānga o te matua whāngai, ki te tamaiti whāngai...Ko ngā pānga o te matua whāngai, ka heke anō ki ōna uri tipu, ki ōna whanaunga rānei, mō ngā mahinga kai, me ngā taonga hapahapai (TPH 30/8/1902:2). / When the foster parent dies, is the land of the deceased inherited by the foster child?...I am saying that it is not Māori custom for the foster parent's land shares to be transferred to a foster child...The land interests of the foster parent for cultivations and property pass on to his true descendants, or to his relatives. (Statements by Īhāia Hūtana of Ngāti Kahungunu.)