kāpua‘anga

kāpua‘anga, nom. Origin, very beginning.

Mei te kāpua‘anga o teianei ao ē tae mai ki teia nei rā,
from the beginning of the world up to this very day;

Ka rauka iāia i te papa i tōna kāpua‘anga ‘ē ‘ia ‘ua atu ‘ānere mata‘iti ki muri.
He can trace his origins back I don’t know how many hundreds of years;

Kua manako tēta‘i aronga ē ko te kāpua‘anga o te tangata ki te Kūki ‘Airani, nō ‘Ātia mai.
Some people think that the people of the Cook Islands came originally from Asia. [kāpua, -‘anga4.]

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