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Jan 6, 2020

Meaning of whaka in Māori place names

What does whaka mean in Māori place names?

The Māori root whaka comes from Proto-Polynesian *faka and is cognate with Samoan fa'a, Tongan faka, and Hawaiian hoʻo.

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See also
Names of months in Māori
The list of the names of months in Māori.
Days of the week in Māori
The list of the names of days of the week in Māori.
Country names in te reo Māori
The list of the Māori translations of the names of countries and territories.
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