1. n. Oral traditions, traditional lore.
Kua kai te tamaiti i te kōrero a tōna metua tāne.
The son learned the old lore from his father;
E mou koe i te kōrero tāku i ‘āpi‘i atu kiā koe.
Remember the old traditions I have taught you. ‘Are kōrero, the old meeting house where the old traditions and genealogies were expounded.
Kua rave‘ia te ‘uipā‘anga ki te ‘are kōrero.
An assembly was held at the meeting house. Tumu kōrero, Maori historian, an expert in the old lore.
Kua putuputu mai te au tumu kōrero ki te ngā‘i ‘okota‘i ē kua tuatua i te tae‘anga mai o te Māori ki te Kūki ‘Airani.
The keepers of traditional knowledge came together and spoke of the coming of the Maori to the Cook Islands.
2. v.t., n. Speak, say; that which is said, conversation, news (dialectal = Rar. tuatua). [Np. *koo-lelo.]