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rawakore

1. (modifier) poor, destitute, without property - sometimes written as rawa-kore and rawa kore.

Na, ko tua atu ko te itinga o te whenua ko Patakonia, ko taua wāhi he whenua māeke, noho rawakore ana te iwi; ko tā rātou kai he ika, ko ngā kākahu he peha kekeno, he peha kurī (TWMNT 27/8/1873:102). / Now, beyond that in the less important part of the country is Patagonia, which is a cold land, where the people are poor, their food is fish and the clothes are of seal skins and dog hide.

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2. (noun) poor, destitute, underprivileged.

Ko Rotaera (tētahi tino tangata whai moni kei te ao nei) ko ngā moni e £8,000 i riro mai i a ia te winitanga o tōna hōiho i te Reihi i Pārihi kua tuwhaina e ia aua moni mā ngā rawakore (TJ 28/6/1898:2). / Rothschild (one of the richest men in the world) who received £8,000 when his horse won the race in Paris, has distributed that money for the poor.

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