kavamani

kavamani, n.

1. Government.

‘E ‘anga-‘anga meitaki tā te kavamani i rave i Rarotonga.
The government did good work in Rarotonga;

Kua ‘uipā te aronga ‘anga‘anga a te kavamani.
The government officials held a meeting. Manu kavamani, n., the Indian mynah bird.

‘Auraka e tā i te manu kavamani.
Don’t kill the mynah.

2. Nationality.

‘Ea‘a tō‘ou kavamani?
What nationality are you?

3. Kāre ‘e Kavamani, disordered, muddled.

Kāre e kavamani o tērā tangata.
He’s a most disorganised person;

KĀre ‘e kava-mani i tāna tuatua.
What he says is very muddled. [Eng. government.]

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