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kuia

elderly woman

Kei tō tātou marae, ko te karanga te mahi a ngā kuia.
At our (3+ inclusive) marae, the call of welcome is the job of the elderly women.
- this is an example of a locative sentence
- this is an example of an equative sentence

I te nuinga o te wā, mā ngā kuia e karanga.
Most of the time, the karanga is done by the elderly women.
- this is an example of the agent emphatic



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