whenua

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Maori[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *fenua, from Proto-Oceanic, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *banua, from Proto-Austronesian *banua.

Noun[edit]

whenua

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

Derived terms[edit]