ta‘utāūnga, tautāūnga

ta‘utāūnga, tautāūnga,

1. Tribute, gift (of crops), made by tenant to landowner.

Kua ‘apai ta‘utāūnga ‘aia ki te ‘atu ‘enua.
He took his tribute to the landowner.

2. A tenant who did not belong to one of the titled families, someone living on land he does not own or where he does not really belong.

‘E ta‘utāūnga ‘oki au, kāreka ‘aia, ‘e u‘u ‘enua tika ai.
I‘m just staying here, but he was born and reared here;

‘E tangata ta‘utāūnga ‘ua ‘aia i runga i teia ‘enua.
He is just a tenant farmer here.

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