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karanga(tia)

to call, to be called, call of welcome

Nā tōku kuia te karanga i karanga.
It was my Nana who did 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 tikanga o tō mātou marae, ko te karanga te mahi tuatahi o te pōwhiri.
Our (3+ exclusive) marae custom is that 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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