He kōrero kei te tīmatanga o tētahi pukapuka, he momo whakapuaki i te kaupapa o te pukapuka. Kitea nuitia ai te kupu takamua i te pukapuka pono. Ka tuhia e tētahi ringa kē atu i te kaituhi o te pukapuka, engari he mātanga ki te kaupapa.
A passage located at the beginning of a book, a type of introduction to the subject of the book. Forewords are mainly seen in works of non-fiction. They are written by someone other than the writer of the book, who nevertheless is an expert in the field.
takamua - fore, front
Nā wai te kupu takamua i tuhi?
Ko tā te kaituhi i te kupu takamua, he tautoko, he whakamana i ngā kōrero o roto i te pukapuka.
He whakamiha tonu ngā kōrero i tuhia e ia hei kupu takamua mō te pukapuka.