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whakapepeha

1. (noun) saying, motto, proverbial saying, tribal saying - a saying about someone or a group that is remembered from generation to generation.

He rangatira taua tangata nō Ngāti Haumia, hapū o Taranaki, he uri nō Tūwhakairikawa—, te tangata nōna te whakapepeha e mau nei i ōna whakatupuranga katoa, arā, 'Nāna i karihi te niho o Taranaki.' (TWMNT 5/1/1872:32). / That man was a chief from Ngāti Haumia, a subtribe of Taranaki, and a descendant of Tūwhakairikawa, the man who was spoken about in a saying which is still applied to all his generation, that is, 'It was he who inflicted defeat for Taranaki.'

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Synonyms: pepeha, kupu, kīnga, tūātau, kīanga, , rerenga kōrero

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