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tauhokohoko

1. (verb) to barter, bargain, trade.

Tauhokohoko ai ngā iwi noho ki tai i te ika, te mātaitai, te karengo, te karaka, te aha atu, mō ngā kai a ngā iwi ki uta, pērā i te huahua manu, te huahua kiore, te whatutūrei a Rua (te hua o te hīnau) me ngā hua o te wao tapu nui (Te Ara 2013). / Coastal iwi exchanged goods with inland iwi, including fish, shellfish, karengo (seaweed), karaka berries, and other produce. Inland tribes in turn had birds and preserved rats in calabashes, hīnau cakes and the produce of the forest.

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Synonyms: hokonga, hokohoko, hoko


2. (modifier) trading, commercial.

Hei pou i ngā mahi tauhokohoko ka haere a Porake ki Tangiterōria i te tau 1832 (TTR 1994:164). / Joel Polack went to Tangiteroria in 1832 seeking to establish trading enterprises.

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3. (noun) commerce, trade.

I whiwhi ia i te tohu paetahi mō te tauhokohoko i te whare wānanga o Utā (TTR 2000:153). / She gained a Bachelor degree in commerce from the University of Utah.

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4. (noun) alternating speakers between tangata whenua and mahuhiri at a pōhiri as in the system used on marae in Te Arawa and Waikato. In most other tribal areas the system called pāeke is used where all the local speakers speak first.

See also tauutuutu

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