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.