tangata

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See also: tāngata and tagata

Maori[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *taŋata

Noun[edit]

tangata (irregular plural tāngata)

  1. human being, person, man
    • 1858, Francis Dart Fenton, The Laws of England, Compiled and translated into the Māori language[1]:
      Ta ratou, ma te tangata mate i te mahi he a tetahi, ma nga whanaung ranei o te tangata i patua, ma ratou tonu e whakawa te tangata hara, ma ratou tonu e whiu, e whakamate ranei, me he mea ka tika ki to ratou na whakaaro kia mate ia.
      With them, it is usual for the man who has been injured, or for the relations of a man slain, not only to judge, but to punish the offender, and even, if they think it just that he should die, to kill him

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Rapa Nui[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *taŋata

Noun[edit]

tangata (plural ngangata)

  1. human being
  2. man
  3. person

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Tongan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *taŋata

Noun[edit]

tangata

  1. man
  2. human being