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poroka

1. (noun) introduced frogs, green bell-frog, Litoria aurea , southern bell-frog, Litoria raniformis - two very similar introduced frogs which are larger than native frogs. The southern bell-frog is browner than the green bell-frog.

Te putanga mai o tētahi poroka i roto i tōna whare raupō i waenga repo, ka pānuitia e ia ki ngā manu katoa ka taea e ia te whakaora ngā mate katoa (Popi 1887:53). / A frog emerged from inside of his raupō house in the middle of the swamp and announced to all the birds that he was able to cure all diseases.

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