kara‘ī , kara‘i

kara‘ī , kara‘i (older form), n. A small land crab (Geograpsus grayi), coloured brown and violet.

Kua ‘opu‘opu mātou i te kara‘ī kia ma‘ata ‘ei māunu nā mātou.
We caught a lot of

kara‘ī
crabs for our bait;

‘E va‘arua kara‘ī tērā i raro i tēia potonga rākau.
There is a

kara‘ī
hole under this log.

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