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heketoro Play

1. (noun) fairy folk - fair-skinned mythical people who live in the bush on mountains. Although like humans in appearance, the belief is that they do not eat cooked food and are afraid of fires.

Noho ai ngā heketoro i ngā maunga, ā, he kiritea, he urukehu, he iwi tapu. Kia tau mai te kohu, ka rangona e kōrerorero ana, e waiata ana, e whakatangi kōauau ana, ā, kei te mataku rātou i te tangata. / The heketoro live on the mountains and are fair-skinned and fair-haired, a tapu race. When the mist descends they can be heard talking, singing and playing flutes, and they are scared of humans.

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