MaoriEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Polynesian *fenua, from Proto-Central Pacific *vanua, from Proto-Oceanic *panua, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *banua.

NounEdit

whenua

  1. land
  2. country
  3. ground
  4. placenta, afterbirth

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • whenua” in John C. Moorfield, Te Aka: Maori-English, English-Maori Dictionary and Index, 3rd edition, Longman/Pearson Education New Zealand, 2011, →ISBN.