tena koe


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tena koe

(təˈnɑː ˈkwɔɪ)
interj
NZ a Māori greeting to one person
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Tena koe e Waikato, na-hau ano te Whariki ma oku rekereke, otira
For many Maori tena koe is a greeting said by a host who wishes to acknowledge their visitor as a Maori.
Nga mihi hoki ki te Atua, i manaaki i te hokianga o tenei whenua tapu, nana nei nga mea katoa i hanga, tena koe, tena koe, tena koe, e te Atua.
E hiwawa ana te au marire o taku awa ki te mihi atu, ki te runga rawa tena koe, ki nga wairua e moe te moenga roa oti atu, Ki nga mana, tena tatou.