kawanatanga

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Maori kāwanatanga; the first part of the word is a borrowed form of governor.

Noun[edit]

kawanatanga (uncountable)

  1. (Maori) sovereignty; governorship
    • 2013, F. M. Brookfield, Waitangi and Indigenous Rights
      It would seem unthinkable that the granting of kawanatanga was other than permanent if Maori were to be subject to it.