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iwi

tribe, people (at a gathering)

Tokomaha ngā tāngata o tērā iwi.
What a lot of people in that tribe.

Ko Kai Tahu te iwi.
Kai Tahu is the tribe.

Ko Ngāti Hāmoa te iwi.
I am Samoan.
- this is an example of an equative sentence

Ko Ngāti Kahungunu tōku iwi.
Ngāti Kahungunu is my tribe.
- this is an example of an equative sentence


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