papa‘ā

papa‘ā, n. White man, European.

Kua ‘āriki rekareka te Māori i te papa‘ā i te tae‘anga ki runga i te ‘enua.
The Maoris accepted the white men when they arrived on the island;

‘E papa‘ā tē tuatuā ra kiā Metu.
There’s a white man talking to Metu. Kai papa‘ā, European food. Kava papa‘ā, imported liquor (not kava or home-brew). ‘Ānani papa‘ā, mandarins. Vaka papa‘ā, plank-built canoe.
(see ‘akapapa‘ā.)

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