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Meaning of "Te Waipounamu" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD TE WAIPOUNAMU

Māori, literally: water and greenstone, from the presence of this stone on the South Island.
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PRONUNCIATION OF TE WAIPOUNAMU

Te Waipounamu  [tə hwaɪˈpoːnɑːmuː] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TE WAIPOUNAMU

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Te Waipounamu 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 TE WAIPOUNAMU MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Te Waipounamu

Te Waipounamu

Te Waipounamu is the official Māori name for New Zealand's South Island which is also sometimes referred to as Te Waka a Maui, from mythology. Ngāi Tahu, the principal Māori iwi of the southern region of New Zealand, utilised the very hard greenstone to make adzes and other implements, as well as ornaments. Particularly valued was a paler nephrite which the Māori called inanga, gathered in a remote area near what is now called the Dart Valley. Māori named the district wāhi pounamu, meaning "place of greenstone", and the South Island came to be called Te Wāhi Pounamu. This somehow evolved into Te Wai Pounamu which means "the water of greenstone" but bears no relation to the original meaning. The New Zealand Geographic Board found that, along with the North Island, the South Island had no official name. The Minister decided to formalise two names; the South Island or Te Waipounamu.

Definition of Te Waipounamu in the English dictionary

The definition of Te Waipounamu in the dictionary is a Māori name for New Zealand's South Island.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TE WAIPOUNAMU


Bomu
ˈbəʊmuː
Jammu
ˈdʒʌmuː
karamu
kɑːrɑːˈmuː
Kisumu
kɪˈsuːmuː
Lomu
ˈləʊmuː
Mbomu
əmˈbəʊmuː
moo
muː
mumu
ˈmuːmuː
muu-muu
ˈmuːˌmuː
mwalimu
mwɑːˈliːmuː
namu
ˈnɑːmuː
rimu
ˈriːmuː
tinamou
ˈtɪnəˌmuː
titipounamu
ˌtiːtiːˌpɒuːˈnɑːmuː
tsutsumu
tsuːˈtsuːmuː
umu
uːmuː

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WORDS THAT END LIKE TE WAIPOUNAMU

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Synonyms and antonyms of Te Waipounamu in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «Te Waipounamu» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TE WAIPOUNAMU

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The translations of Te Waipounamu from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Te Waipounamu» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

特Waipounamu
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Te Waipounamu
570 millions of speakers

English

Te Waipounamu
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ते Waipounamu
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

الشركة المصرية للاتصالات Waipounamu
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Те Waipounamu
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Te Waipounamu
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

তি ওয়াইপনামু
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Te Waipounamu
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Te Waipounamu
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Te Waipounamu
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

テWaipounamu
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

테 와이 포우 나무
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Te Waipounamu
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

te Waipounamu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

டி வைபூனமு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

Te Waipounamu
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Te Waipounamu
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Te Waipounamu
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Te Waipounamu
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ті Waipounamu
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Te Waipounamu
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

Te Waipounamu
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

te Waipounamu
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

Te Waipounamu
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

Te Waipounamu
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Te Waipounamu

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TE WAIPOUNAMU»

The term «Te Waipounamu» is used very little and occupies the 152.827 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TE WAIPOUNAMU» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «Te Waipounamu» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «Te Waipounamu» 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 Te Waipounamu

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TE WAIPOUNAMU»

Discover the use of Te Waipounamu in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Te Waipounamu and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Rere Atu, Taku Manu!: Discovering History, Language, and ...
Tenei etahi utanga hei mau atu mau ki nga marae o nga iwi o nga motu e rua, Aotearoa me Te Waipounamu. Mo te korero a Te Arawa: ko te take o te mate o Em Tumutara, Pihopa o te Ringatu, he takahanga nana i te kawa o Te Arawa i ...
Jenifer Curnow, Ngapare Kaihine Hopa, Jane McRae, 2002
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Nga Pepeha a Nga Tipuna:
294 Haere mai, e nga tangata o Arapaoa! Smith 1913a:1 13 'Welcome, O people of the South Island!' According to Percy Smith, Arapaoa is an older name for Te Waipounamu, or the South Island. This, then, was the traditional greeting to the ...
Hirini Moko Mead, Neil Grove, 2004
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Maori and Pasifika Higher Education Horizons
TE TAPUAE O REHUA: IWI ENGAGEMENT IN HIGHER EDUCATION IN TE WAIPOUNAMU Catherine Savage, Eruera Tarena, Hemi Te Hemi and John Leonard ABSTRACT This chapter describes and examines how Iwi (tribe)-led projects in ...
Henry T. Frierson, Fiona Cram, Hazel Phillips, 2014
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The Shaping of History: Essays from the New Zealand Journal ...
Ngai Tahu are the people that claim traditional manawhenua over the vast majority of Te Waipounamu, the South Island of New Zealand. The origins of our tribe lie in the North Island, and before that, in the islands of Eastern Polynesia.
Judith Binney, 1968
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Settling with Indigenous People: Modern Treaty and ...
... and with the conventional post- colonial, albeit highly unsatisfactory, recognition of their legal personality and customary territory covering most of Te Waipounamu. It is remarkable that they achieved substantial success in each of their aims, ...
Marcia Langton, 2006
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Tribal Constitutionalism: States, Tribes, and the Governance ...
... of the Ngati Apa ki te Waipounamu Trust, cl 1.1 (2006) (Doc No CNZ-8-E, on file with author): 'Whangai means those persons that do not affiliate to Ngati Apa Ki Te Ra To (Te Waipounamu) by descent but who are adopted by a Beneficiary of ...
Kirsty Gover, 2010
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Te Tau Ihu O Te Waka: Te Ara Hou:
Kempthorne, R. Maori Christianity in Te Waipounamu. Te Hui Amorangi oTe Waipounamu, May 2000. Keys, L G. Philip Viard, Bishop ofWelliugton. Pegasus Press, Christchurch 1968. King, M. The Penguin History of New Zealand Penguin  ...
Hilary Mitchell, John Mitchell, Maui John Mitchell, 2007
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New Myths and Old Politics: The Waitangi Tribunal and the ...
Ko Aoraki te mauka, Ko Waitaki te awa, ko Te Waipounamu te whenua – Te Waka o Aoraki hoki! Ko Waitaha me Kāti Māmoe kā iwi whakatīmata - Ko Kāi Tahu whānui te iwi whakakotahi o Te Ao! Māte kākahu whakamahana o kā mahara ...
Tipene O'Regan, 2014
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The Silent Migration: Ngāti Pōneke Young Māori Club, ...
The War Years Te ope tuatahi No Aotearoa No Te Waipounamu No nga tai e wha Ko koutou ena E nga rau e rima Ko te Hokowhitu toa A Tu-matauenga I hinga ki Ihipa Ki Karipori ra ia E ngau nei te aroha Me te mamae. The first recruits have ...
Patricia Grace, Irihapeti Ramsden, Jonathan Dennis, 2001
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Frommer's New Zealand Day by Day
This vast tract of land is now enshrined as Te Waipounamu, the Southwest New Zealand World Heritage Area. It covers 2.6 million hectares (6.4 million acres), which equates to 10% of New Zealand's total landmass. This is where you'll find ...
Adrienne Rewi, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TE WAIPOUNAMU»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Te Waipounamu is used in the context of the following news items.
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Earthquakes behind high distrust among Canterbury whanau
Superu did not have regional data on levels of distrust but Te Waipounamu District Maori Council chairwoman Melanie Mark-Shadbolt expected it to be higher in ... «The Press, Jul 15»
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New CEO for Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu
Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu board chair, Norm Dewes, has today announced that Helen Leahy has been appointed to the role of Acting CEO for Te ... «Scoop.co.nz, Jun 15»
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New Whanau Ora approach could "overturn" Maori welfare
Te Ururoa Flavell has lauded the early efforts of commissioning agency Te Putahitanga ki Te Waipounamu, which launched two programmes aimed at ... «Stuff.co.nz, Apr 15»
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Greenstone boulders to adorn Hagley Park for Te Matatini
By Wepiha Te Kanawa 5:30pm, Saturday 28 February 2015. South Island ... They don't call it Te Waipounamu for nothing. The six giant greenstone boulders will ... «Māori Television, Feb 15»
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Rugby: Too many errors but it's still a win
Otago Maori will be out to defend its trophies at the Te Waipounamu tournament in Waimate today. The Otago men's and women's teams won their sections of ... «Otago Daily Times, Feb 15»
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Christchurch close to full for kapa haka festival
GETTING READY: Members of the three Te Waipounamu teams competing in Te ... About 30,000 people are expected to attend kapa haka festival Te Matatini ... «The Press, Feb 15»
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Whānau Ora funding flows in Te Waipounamu
One of the government's new Whānau Ora commissioning bodies is about to give out $3.1 million in funding. Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu has identified an ... «Radio New Zealand, Feb 15»
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Te Reo stance wins plaudits
Ms Lloyd has attracted a stream of support on social media after Te Manu Korihi ... and South islands by their Māori names; Te Ika-ā-Māui and Te Waipounamu, ... «Radio New Zealand, Feb 15»
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Ngai Tahu treaty festival attracts 400
Yesterday's Bluff festival commemorated the 175th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in Te Waipounamu, and began with a powhiri, a formal ... «Otago Daily Times, Feb 15»
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Stirring the air at Te Waipounamu
[Anglican Taonga by Jayson Rhodes] The united voices of rangatahi in the Anglican Maori Diocese of Te Waipounamu welcomed diverse faiths to this year's ... «Anglicannews, Jan 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Te Waipounamu [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/te-waipounamu>. Sep 2022 ».
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