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1. (noun) daylight, world of light - a word usually coupled with ao mārama.

Ki te Māori, koia nei te ia o ngā pūrākau mō te orokohanga o te ao, arā, te putanga i te pō ki te whaiao, ki Te Ao Mārama (Te Ara 2013). / To the Māori this is nub of creation stories, that is the emergence from darkness to the world of light, Te Ao Mārama.

See also wheiao

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