tane‘a

tane‘a. Barren, desert, waste (of land).

Kua tane‘a ‘ua taua ‘enuā ra i te rave a te vai.
The land was left quite barren through the action of the water;

‘e ‘enua tane‘a ‘ua mei te mētēpara rāi,
a waste land, just like a desert;

Kua ‘akaruke rāua i taua ‘enuā ra nō te tane‘a.
They left that land because it was barren.

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