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ngati

/ˈnɑːtiː/
noun (pl) ngati
1.
(NZ) (occurring as part of the name of a tribe) tribe or clan
Word Origin
Māori
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  • He made a gesture as if to break one, but ngati snatched it away.

    The Adventures of Don Lavington George Manville Fenn
  • ngati says he will take you where you can dry yourselves, and put on warm things.

    The Adventures of Don Lavington George Manville Fenn
  • ngati Awa, with many an allied band, mad for revenge, come on.

    Old New Zealand Earl of Pembroke.
  • It was a leave-taking of his favourite warrior, for the ngati Kuri were fated to die to a man on the next land they trod.

    Old New Zealand Earl of Pembroke.
  • Then ngati rose, uttered a few words, whose import they grasped, and once more they hurried on straight for the river.

    The Adventures of Don Lavington George Manville Fenn
  • The news would spread about that ngati so-and-so, living at so-and-so, had housed so many thousands of baskets of kumera.

    Old New Zealand Earl of Pembroke.
  • ngati looked up sharply, watching them both intently in the gloomy cabin.

    The Adventures of Don Lavington George Manville Fenn
  • Don could not even then help thinking that ngati might have said the same, but he did not lose a moment.

    The Adventures of Don Lavington George Manville Fenn
  • ngati,” said the owner of the name quickly, for he had been listening intently, and trying to grasp what was said.

    The Adventures of Don Lavington George Manville Fenn
  • He stepped forward, and was about to plunge in his hand, when ngati seized his shoulders and dragged him back.

    The Adventures of Don Lavington George Manville Fenn

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