tangata (irregular plural tāngata)
- human being, person, man
- 1858, Francis Dart Fenton, The Laws of England, Compiled and translated into the Māori language:
- Ta ratou, ma te tangata mate i te mahi he a tetahi, ma nga whanaung ranei o te tangata i patua, ma ratou tonu e whakawa te tangata hara, ma ratou tonu e whiu, e whakamate ranei, me he mea ka tika ki to ratou na whakaaro kia mate ia.
- With them, it is usual for the man who has been injured, or for the relations of a man slain, not only to judge, but to punish the offender, and even, if they think it just that he should die, to kill him
tangata (plural ngangata)