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Flashcards in Concepts Deck (20):
1

Whakapapa

Genealogy / Ancestry (literally, "to make" + "layers")

2

Kore

Nothingness, the beginning

3

Io

The source, God

4

Pu

A, E ,I , O, U

5

Ku

H, K, M, N, P, R, T, W, Ng, and Wh

6

Tumu

Meaning words - names, actions, states of being

7

Punga

Joining words - adds the context (tikanga)

8

Papatūānuku

Earth mother

9

Ranginui

Sky father

10

Po

Female aspect of the first duality - leading to marama (moon)

11

Ao

Male aspect of the first duality - lead to Rā (sun)

12

The sun / day

13

Marama

Moon

14

Tumahi

Action words (verb)

15

Pumahi

Joining words, paired with action words

16

Tuingoa

Names (nouns)

17

Puingoa

Joining words, paired with names

18

Tuāhua

States of being / emotions

19

Puāhua

Joining words, paired with states of being / emotions

20

Kupu

To speak, the first sounds pairing Ku and Pu. E.g. Ha, Ke, Mi, No, Pu, etc.