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Funerals*

Here are the kupu in this group.
Click on the name of a word to learn more about it.


KupuBrief description
tūpāpakudead body, corpse, the deceased
whānau panithe bereaved family
kawakawaa plant, the leaves of which are worn by women as a sign of mourning
aituāfatality, misfortune
urupācemetery
mateto be dead, to be sick
hemoto die, to pass away
tangi(hia)to cry, mourn, weep, grieve
kōpūbelly, womb
tanu(mia)to bury
nehu(a)to bury (a corpse)
moenga roalong sleep, eternal rest - euphemism for when a person dies
opeparty of visitors
whare tauāthe place where the corpse lies

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