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whaea whāngai Play

1. (noun) foster mother.

I a au i tō māua kāinga o taku whaea whāngai, i Te Whakakī, e pātata atu ana ki Nūhaka, ia Rārima, haere ai au ki Te Wairoa mā runga i ngā hōiho e rua o taku whaea Pākehā (HP 1991:45). / While I was at my foster mother and my home in Whakakī, near Nūhaka, each Friday I went to Wairoa on the two horses of my Pākehā mother.

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