unga1

unga1, n. General term for the larger terrestrial hermit crabs (Coenobita spp.).

Tēia te unga ‘ei māunu nā‘au.
Here are the land crabs for your bait;

I rama unga ana rāua i napō, tērā tei roto i te tini.
They were out hunting hermit crabs with torches last night, there they are in the tin;

E tukituki i te vaevae unga ‘ei paru.
Pound up the hermit crab’s legs for ground bait. Unga kaveu, ungā‘onu, ungāpara, coconut crab

(Birgus latro).
[Pn. *‘u„a.]

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