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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Maori whakapapa.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

whakapapa (usually uncountable, plural whakapapas)

 
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  1. Genealogy, a fundamental principle of Māori culture that is critical in establishing one's identity.

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EtymologyEdit

whaka- (to make) +‎ papa (flat and broad; a layer)

VerbEdit

whakapapa

  1. To lie flat or to lay flat.
  2. To lay low or to strike down.
  3. To place in layers or to lay one upon another.
  4. To recite in order (genealogies, legends, etc.)

NounEdit

whakapapa

  1. Genealogy, genealogical table, descent, lineage.