ingoa

ingoa, n. Name.

Ko ‘ai tō‘ou ingoa? Ko Mere.
What’s your name? Mere;

‘E pāreu te ingoa i tē reira kāka‘u.
That garment is called a

pāreu; ‘E pātē nā te Rarotonga te ingoa i taua ‘apingā ra, ‘e tōkere nā mātou.
The Rarotongans call it a

pātē
(slit-gong), we call it a

tōkere; Tē kimi ingoa nei mātou nō teia pēpe.
We‘re trying to think of a name for this baby;

Tē topa nei au i te ingoa o teia ‘are, ko Te Aro‘a.
I now name this house, Te Aro‘a;

‘E ingoa kino tōna i roto i te va‘a o te tangata.
He has a bad name with people;

‘E ingoa ‘aia nōku.
He is my namesake. Ingoa kanga, nickname. Ingoa metua, surname. Ingoa pāpetīto, Christian name, baptismal name.
[Pn. *hi„oa.]

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