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wahine

[wah-hee-nee, -ney] /wɑˈhi ni, -neɪ/
noun, plural wahine.
1.
(in Hawaii and Polynesia) a girl or young woman.
2.
Slang. a young woman surfer.
Also, vahine.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; < Polynesian
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wahine

/wɑːˈhiːnɪ/
noun
1.
(esp in the Pacific islands) a Polynesian or Māori woman, esp a girlfriend or wife
Word Origin
C19: from Māori and Hawaiian
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