nui nui

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Rapa Nui[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Reduplication of nui.

Adjective[edit]

nui nui

  1. very big, immense
    1995, Veronica de Feu, Rapanui: A Descriptive Grammar, page 153:
    Ko tikea 'a e au te moai nui nui ... 'I have seen a big statue.'
    Note: This source does not show non-ambiguous glottal stops.