‘a‘ai1

‘a‘ai1, n. Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus alba-cores).

Kua mou te ‘a‘ai mua ki runga i te matau ē kāre i roa kua ora.
The first tuna was caught on the hook, but it soon got away;

Tē ‘ī ‘a‘aī ra rātou i ea mai ei te mangō ma‘ata.
They were fishing for tuna when a big shark surfaced. Tauranga ‘a‘ai, a tuna fishing ground.
[Tah. ‘a‘ahi.]