See also: taua, tauã, and tāʻua

MaoriEdit

PronounEdit

tāua

  1. First person dual inclusive
    we (you and I only)

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TokelauanEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈtaː.u.a/
  • Hyphenation: tā‧u‧a

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Nuclear Polynesian *ta-ua. Cognates include Hawaiian kāua and Samoan tā'ua.

PronounEdit

tāua

  1. we two (inclusive)
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Etymology 2Edit

Probably from Proto-Nuclear Polynesian *taua (ancestor), whence Maori tāua (ancestor).

NounEdit

tāua

  1. importance, value

ReferencesEdit

  • R. Simona, editor (1986) Tokelau Dictionary[1], Auckland: Office of Tokelau Affairs, page 342