whenua

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Maori[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *fenua, from Proto-Central Pacific *vanua, from Proto-Oceanic *panua, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *banua.

Noun[edit]

whenua

  1. land
  2. country
  3. ground
  4. placenta, afterbirth

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • whenua” in John C. Moorfield, Te Aka: Maori-English, English-Maori Dictionary and Index, 3rd edition, Longman/Pearson Education New Zealand, 2011, →ISBN.