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1. (modifier) foreign.

Kite toto, kau ana te tangata pora i te wai, te tāne, te wāhine te tamariki, ko te whakahē tēnei a Heke i te whakaoatitanga i te tangata me te whenua (TJ 25/1/1898:4). / Seeing blood, the strangers swam in the water, men, women and children; this was Heke’s objection to the oath of the people and the land.


2. (noun) large ocean-going canoe, ship.

He matau nāhaku i riua mai i runga o Rangiātea i ngā pora rā e, i rere mai i tawhiti (JPS 1898:172). / A fish-hook of mine brought from Rangiātea in those large sea-going canoes that sailed here from afar.


3. (noun) stranger, foreigner.

E kīia ana e ngā tīpuna, e ngā mātua he pora atua. Nō te kitenga i te Pākehā ka kīia e ngā mātua he tangata pora, koia māua tēnei iwi a Ngāi Tahu; koia i karanga ai he tangata pora, tae noa atu ki te kaipuke he pora e rere i te moana (TPH 30/12/1900:4). / The ancestors and parents said that they were god-like foreigners. When they saw the Pākehā the parents said they were foreign people, that's why we, the tribe of Ngāi Tahu call them 'tangata pora' (foreign people), including the sailing ship which is a 'pora' sailing the ocean.


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