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rahinga

1. (noun) abundance, party, company, majority.

Ko mātau he wāhanga mai nō roto i a Ngāi Te Ruatamore, kua heke atu ki te pito whakatetonga te rahinga o mātau (JPS 1928:184). / We are a division of Ngāi Te Ruatamore, the majority of our people having migrated southward.

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Synonyms: kaipukahu, maruru, ngahue, maha, makuru, nui, makurutanga, mahi, hira, huhua, huhuatanga, humi, pukahu, ranea, tōnuitanga, harahara


2. (noun) size, amount, enormity, volume, dimension, quantity.

Ka kitea tekau mano eka te rahinga atu o te whenua i mauria (HP 1991:31). / It was seen that the amount of land taken was ten thousand acres.

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