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karanga(tia)

karanga(tia): to call, call of welcome

Nā taua kuia te karanga i karanga.
The elderly woman called the call of welcome.
- this is an example of the agent emphatic

Kua karangatia te ope whakaeke e te kuia.
The ascending group have been called by the elderly woman.
- this is an example of a passive sentence

Ko te karanga te mahi tuatahi o te pōwhiri.
The karanga is the very first thing to happen at a welcoming ceremony.
- this is an example of an equative sentence

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