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Meaning of "taonga" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD TAONGA

Māori.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF TAONGA

taonga  [tɑˈɔnɡə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TAONGA

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Taonga is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES TAONGA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Taonga

A taonga in Māori culture is a treasured thing, whether tangible or intangible. This is the current modern definition which differs from the historical definition that was noted by Hongi Hika as "property procured by the spear". Tangible examples are all sorts of heirlooms and artefacts, land, fisheries, natural resources such as geothermal springs and access to natural resources, such as riparian water rights and access to the riparian zone of rivers or streams. Intangible examples may include language, spiritual beliefs and radio frequencies. The varying definitions and interpretations have implications for policies regarding such things as intellectual property and genetic engineering.

Definition of taonga in the English dictionary

The definition of taonga in the dictionary is treasure; anything highly prized.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TAONGA


voetganger
ˌfʊtˈɡɑːnɡə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TAONGA

tanyard
Tanzania
Tanzanian
tanzanite
Tanzim
Tao
Taoiseach
Taoism
Taoist
Taoistic
tap
tap dance
tap shoes
tap swirl
tap water
tap-dance
tap-dancer
tap-dancing
tap-in
tapa

WORDS THAT END LIKE TAONGA

Alba Longa
Albury-Wodonga
araponga
boonga
conga
donga
longa
nihonga
ongaonga
ponga
Rarotonga
tonga
Tsonga
whoonga
wonga
wonga-wonga

Synonyms and antonyms of taonga in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «taonga» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TAONGA

Find out the translation of taonga to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of taonga from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «taonga» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

taonga
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

taonga
570 millions of speakers

English

taonga
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

taonga
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تاونغا
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

таонга
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

taonga
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

taonga
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

raonga
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tahun
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

taonga
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

タオンガ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

taonga
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Taunga
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

taonga
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

taonga
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

Taonga
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Taonga
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Taonga
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

taonga
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

таонга
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

taonga
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

taonga
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

taonga
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Taonga
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Taonga
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of taonga

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TAONGA»

The term «taonga» is normally little used and occupies the 118.230 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Principal search tendencies and common uses of taonga
List of principal searches undertaken by users to access our English online dictionary and most widely used expressions with the word «taonga».

FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TAONGA» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «taonga» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «taonga» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about taonga

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TAONGA»

Discover the use of taonga in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to taonga and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Taonga pūoro
Comprehensively covers the world of Māori musical instruments, including a background to the tunes played on the instruments, and the families of natural sounds with which they are associated.
Brian Flintoff, Hirini Melbourne, Richard Nunns, 2004
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Taonga Maori: Treasures of the New Zealand Maori People
In illustrated essays, M ori write about the meaning of the taonga and about M ori myths, culture, and society. More than 100 photographs take you back in time, each telling a fascinating story.
Wiremu Cooper, 1989
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Material Culture: Critical Concepts in the Social Sciences
Now I give this thing to a third person who after a time decides to give me something in repayment for it (utu), and he makes me a present of something ( taonga). Now this taonga I received from him is the spirit (hau) of the taonga I received ...
Victor Buchli, 2004
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Nga Taonga Takaro: Maori Sports and Games
In Nga Taonga Takaro, Harko Brown writes about the revival of more than 20 ancient games and sports of the Maori - including poi, stick games, kites, ball games, memory games, and board games.
Harko Brown, 2008
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He Taonga Anō: More Ngāti Porou Stories from the East Cape
Supported by the dynamic illustrations of Manawa o te Rangi Waipara, the stories take the reader on a journey through the loves and lives and loves of the ancestors in the landsáof Ngati Porou. áOf particular interest are McConnell's ...
R. N. McConnell, 2002
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Inalienable Possessions: The Paradox of Keeping-While-Giving
All sorts of political strategies are enacted to gain well-known taonga treasures; keeping heightens the political stakes while it also increases the taonga's value. To give away much that one owns at an important commemorative occasion is a  ...
Annette B. Weiner, 1992
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Taonga Tuku Iho: Illustrated Encyclopedia of Traditional ...
This new edition with its Maori title (which translates to 'treasures from the past that have been handed down to us') has been fully revised and updated by Buddy Mikaere so that it is now a comprehensive yet easy-to-follow guide to pre ...
Alexander Wyclif Reed, 2002
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Landmarks, Bridges and Visions: Aspects of Maori Culture : ...
(highly valued object of culture) whakairo (to which the transforming process of art has been applied) — that is, a taonga whakairo. The use of the qualifying term enables us to try to differentiate between the taonga which is art and the taonga ...
Sidney M. Mead, 1997
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How Language, Ritual and Sacraments Work: According to John ...
Suppose you have some particular object, taonga, and you give it to me; you give it to me without a price. We do not bargain over it. Now I give this thing to a third person who after a time decides to give me something in repayment for it (utu), ...
Mervyn Duffy, 2005
10
Essai Sur Le Don:
Let us suppose that you possess a certain article (taonga) and that you give me this article. You give it me without setting a price on it.26 We strike no bargain about it. Now, I give this article to a third person who, after a certain lapse of time,  ...
Marcel Mauss, 2002

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TAONGA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term taonga is used in the context of the following news items.
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Taonga with links to region found in US
TAONGA: A whalebone wahaika created by Te Atiawa carver Jacob Heberley that once belonged to Tamahau Mahupuku and was discovered at the UCLA ... «Wairarapa Times-Age, Jul 15»
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Taonga of Maori cinema
Every year for the past 10 years, Leo Koziol and his family, who have Polish and Kahungunu roots, have put together the Maori Film Festival. Leo had been ... «Hawke's Bay Today, Jul 15»
3
Experts offer tips on TLC for taonga
The taonga were brought out of their homes last weekend so Te Papa and the Turnbull Library experts could train people in how to package and preserve them. «Wairarapa Times-Age, Jun 15»
4
Ngati Kahungunu heroes confirmed as taonga
Matariki Living Taonga awards were instigated to recognise role models within the Ngati Kahungunu community who don't necessarily have a high public profile ... «Hawke's Bay Today, Jun 15»
5
Taonga puoro - the voices of our land
Kaleidoscope Colours is the world premiere of Ko te tatai whetu, the first ever concerto for solo Taonga puoro (traditional Maori instruments) and orchestra. «The Press, Jun 15»
6
Big changes for Nga Taonga Sound & Vision
Formally known as The New Zealand Film Archive, Nga Taonga has been rebranded after the Radio New Zealand sound archive became part of the collection ... «The Dominion Post, May 15»
7
The Diary - part one: Prince Harry gets his taonga
Now Prince Harry will receive his own pounamu taonga, a private gift from the Governor-General, and "it will be very special for him". Prime Minister John Key ... «New Zealand Herald, May 15»
8
Hinemihi survives fire, but taonga destroyed
Other taonga included stuffed birds including a Huia and Kiwi, plus official regalia used by the Governor on official duties in New Zealand. Also lost were Lord ... «Radio New Zealand, Apr 15»
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Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision Chief Executive Appointed
The Chair of the Board of Trustees of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, Jane Kominik, has today announced the appointment of Rebecca Elvy as Chief Executive of ... «Scoop.co.nz, Apr 15»
10
Stolen taonga returned to Te Papa
The fourteen Maori taonga stolen from a house near Hastings last week have been returned safely to Te Papa National Museum in Wellington. The artefacts ... «Radio New Zealand, Apr 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Taonga [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/taonga>. Dec 2022 ».
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