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Translation Please - TAMAITIKOHA  

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kooodi OWC
(@kooodi-owc)
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I am trying to find an acurate definition for a childs name. Tamaitikoha. My literal translation is Small Gift, gift being boy. I understand there may be many definitive translations for this name, I am just after more acuracy.

Thanks all.

Edited by - kooodi on Oct 26 2005 8:11:13 PM

Edited by - kooodi on Oct 26 2005 8:11:45 PM

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Posted : 25 October, 2005 8:48 pm
hearty nati OWC
(@hearty-nati-owc)
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it means like 'the gift that is a child' i guess,kinda hard to translate but thats my rima cents worth lol

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Posted : 27 October, 2005 8:51 pm
kooodi OWC
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Thank you. We are living in England and I kinda wanted my son (3 weeks old now)to have a name reflecting his ancestory. I have never been given the chance to follow mine. I am from Ngati Porou, but had nothing to do with my father.

Ultimately, we have named our son Tamaitikoha and translate it as 'Gift of Child'. Being in England, he will be named Tama.

Thanks again.

Kodi

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Posted : 07 November, 2005 11:47 am
hearty nati OWC
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oh cool.me from ngati porou too.do you know wat part u are from?

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Posted : 18 November, 2005 4:13 pm
Nani OWC
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Its a shame you have to shorten Tamaitikoha for the sake of the Anglo-Saxons & them not being able to pronounce it correctly. This was the problem in NZ for many decades.
Why cant you simply name him Tama?

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Posted : 16 January, 2006 3:53 pm
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