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sueblue OWC
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Trying to trace my father's middle names of Toroa Patu=Harakeke. Can anyone help me out? Also has anyone heard of the name Oina as a Maori name? I'm really new to this so any help is much appreciated.

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Posted : 20 August, 2006 5:09 pm
pono OWC
(@pono-owc)
Eminent Member

Kia ora

Kao!

Spell oinGa means childhood.

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Posted : 20 August, 2006 9:03 pm
sueblue OWC
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Kia ora
thanks for the reply,I did find the name Oina in a Journal of the Polynesian Society.

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Posted : 28 August, 2006 5:12 am
matahuru OWC
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Kia ora sueblue

'Toroa' means Albatros, 'Patu' means hit, strike or is another word for a type of club weapon. 'Harakeke' is Maori for flax. Sorry have never heard the word oina before.

Paimarire.

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Posted : 06 October, 2006 1:10 pm
taiga
(@taiga)
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Ae tautoko! Could Oina be a native Canadian Indian word?

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Posted : 16 October, 2006 12:29 pm
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