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amoamohanga

1. (noun) ceremonial presentation of kūmara to the tohunga - part of the pure ceremony when the kūmara crop was gathered.

He mea tapu hoki te amonga, arā te amoranga, te amoamohanga ki ētahi reo. I te ngahuru e hauhaketia ai te kūmara ka tukuna te amohanga kūmara mō te pure ki te tohunga nui. Ka tīkina te kai o ia māra, o ia māra, ka hui ki te mahi i aua kai anō; ko te ingoa o tēnā he pure, he amoamohanga mō ngā kai i mahia i roto i te tau (M 2007:12). / The presentation of kūmara is sacred, also called the amoranga or amoamohanga in some dialects. In autumn the kūmara were harvested and a presentation of kūmara was sent to the chief tohunga for purification. The food of each garden was brought together and the people gathered, the name of that ceremony is 'pure', a ceremonial presentation for the food produced in the year.

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