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The Heart of the Bush

Maori Words Used in Part II

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Maori Words Used in Part II.

1. Tohunga,a Maori wizard, one who lays a spell upon others. The term is used playfully here.
2. Whare,a native hut.
3. Tiki,a Maori charm, generally the distorted figure of a God.
4. Hine-nui-te-po,the Maori goddess of the Underworld.
5. Kea,the Mountain parrot of New Zealand, attacks sheep and lambs.
6. Kauka Tree,known to the New Zealanders generally under the term of "cabbage tree." It is really a "palm-lily," as it is called elsewhere in this part.
7. Tane,the Maori God of trees.
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