tangotango2

tangotango2, in the phrase pōiri tango-tango, pitch dark(ness), benighted ignorance.

Tē pōiri tangotango ‘uā ra te ‘enua.
The earth was pitch-dark;

‘e pō pōiri tangotango,
a pitch-black night;

Nō tō rātou pōiri tangotango, nō reira rātou i ‘akatātauro ei iāia.
In the darkness of their ignorance they crucified him.
[Ce. *ta”o.]

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