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kiritoa

protagonist

tūingoa

WHAKAMĀRAMA

He tangata, he kiripuaki, he āhuatanga rānei o roto i tētahi paki, e tino tautoko ana i tētahi kaupapa. I ētahi wā, ka kīia ko te kiripuaki matua o roto i tētahi whakaari, ko ia te kiritoa.

A person, a character or phenomenon from within a play, who staunchly supports a particular cause. Sometimes the principal actor in a play is referred to as the protagonist.

Tauira KŌrero

He tino kiritoa ia mō ngā kaupapa tiaki taiao.

Ko ia te kiritoa o roto i te whakaari, e whawhai ana kia whakahokia mai ngā whenua o tōna iwi.

Ko wai mā ngā tino kiritoa o te reo Māori o tōu iwi?

Takenga Mai

kiri - person, self

toa - warrior

Tauira KŌrero

He tino kiritoa ia mō ngā kaupapa tiaki taiao.

Ko ia te kiritoa o roto i te whakaari, e whawhai ana kia whakahokia mai ngā whenua o tōna iwi.

Ko wai mā ngā tino kiritoa o te reo Māori o tōu iwi?