See also: matou, mǎtou, and mǎtóu

MaoriEdit

PronounEdit

mātou

  1. First person plural exclusive
    we (we, but not you)

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SamoanEdit

PronounEdit

mātou

  1. First person plural exclusive
    we (we, but not you)

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TokelauanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Nuclear Polynesian *ma-tou. Cognates include Hawaiian mākou and Samoan mātou.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈmaː.to.u/
  • Hyphenation: mā‧to‧u

PronounEdit

mātou

  1. we (exclusive)
    • 1948, Tūlāfono fakavae a Tokelau [Constitution of Tokelau]‎[1], page 1:
      Ko kimatou, ia tagata o Tokelau, e takutino
      We, the people of Tokelau, say openly

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ReferencesEdit

  • R. Simona, editor (1986) Tokelau Dictionary[2], Auckland: Office of Tokelau Affairs, page 230