Historical loan words
female ancestors, grandmothers, great grandmothers – the western dialect form of tīpuna wahine and plural form of tupuna wahine.
Kua ngaro ō koutou tūpuna tāne, tūpuna wahine (TMP 25/7/1893:3). / Our male and female ancestors are gone.
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