Historical loan words
ancestor, grandparent - western dialect variation of tipuna.
He uri whakaheke ia nō Rāhiri, he tino tupuna nō ngā iwi katoa o Te Tai Tokerau (TTR 1996:41). / He was a direct descendant of Rāhiri, an important ancestor of all Tai Tokerau tribes.
tupuna tāne, tupuna wahine, tipuna
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