wharepuni


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wharepuni

(ˈfɒrɛˌpʊnɪ)
n
(Anthropology & Ethnology) NZ another name for meeting house2
[Māori whare + puni company]
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The school and the wharepuni (no reinvented/pronunciation then) "were complementary social and educational centres.
(6) During these visits we stayed in the wharepuni itself and worked with Te Whanau.
In any event, the structural data may refer to a range of dwelling types which did not include the formal house, or wharepuni, of later Maori archaeology and ethnography (Prickett 1982).