mātou

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See also: matou, mǎtou, and mǎtóu

Maori[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

mātou

  1. First person plural exclusive
    we (we, but not you)

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Samoan[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

mātou

  1. First person plural exclusive
    we (we, but not you)

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Tokelauan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Nuclear Polynesian *ma-tou. Cognates include Hawaiian mākou and Samoan mātou.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmaː.to.u/
  • Hyphenation: mā‧to‧u

Pronoun[edit]

mātou

  1. we (exclusive)
    • 1948, Tūlāfono fakavae a Tokelau [Constitution of Tokelau]‎[1], page 1:
      Ko kimatou, ia tagata o Tokelau, e takutino
      We, the people of Tokelau, say openly

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References[edit]

  • R. Simona, editor (1986) Tokelau Dictionary[2], Auckland: Office of Tokelau Affairs, page 230