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whare (plural whares)
- Maori hut
- We were on the brow of the hill, and below us there was a whare roofed in with corrugated iron. - "The Woman At The Store", from "Selected Short Stories" by Katherine Mansfield (first published in 1912)
From Proto-Polynesian *fale, from Proto-Oceanic *pale, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *balay, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *balay, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *balay, from Proto-Austronesian *balay.