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wero(hia)

to challenge (referring to traditional welcome to visitors), a challenge

I wero te toa i ngā manuhiri.
The warrior challenged the visitors.
- this is an example of an active sentence

He wero tērā nā ngā tāngata whenua.
That is a challenge from the people of the marae.
- this is an example of a classifying sentence

I ētahi wā ka werohia ngā manuhiri ki ngā pōwhiri.
Sometimes visitors will be challenged at welcoming ceremonies.
- this is an example of a passive sentence

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