One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Customs and traditional values, especially in a Maori context.‘Maori have a right to do things their way, in accordance with their tikanga’
- ‘A huge amount of money has gone into the retention of our tikanga.’
- ‘The government says it is providing a programme for learning, and for the teaching of tikanga.’
- ‘Its commitment to tikanga has come about only in recent times.’
- ‘Will we come out with people who understand the tikanga of iwi throughout the country?’
- ‘All these benefits improve whanau well-being, which is an important tikanga of Maori whanau.’
- ‘Smoking, for example, can lead people to breach tikanga.’
- ‘They are still Kiwi babies, but they are Maori in terms of their culture and their tikanga.’
- ‘They would expect a review to see who has learnt the language fluently, and who understands the nuts and bolts of the tikanga.’
- ‘The bill does not reflect what Maori believe our pre-existing customary property rights to be, according to our tikanga.’
- ‘He didn't take tikanga properly into account.’
Mid 19th century: Maori.
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