kōutu

kōutu, n. A ceremonial ground, where the ariki was invested and held court, and where various meetings and ceremonies were held.

Kua ‘akauruuru te ‘ui tupuna i tō rātou ariki ki runga i te kōutu.
Our forefathers ceremonially confirmed the installation of their king at the

kōutu; Kua rave‘ia te ‘āriki‘anga i te Kāvana Tiānara ki runga i te kōutu o Makea, koia ‘a Taputapuātea.
The reception honouring the Governor General was held at Tapu-tapuātea, Makea’s

kōutu. [Ce. *koo-utu.]

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