Translation of whanau in Spanish:

whanau

familia extendida, n.

Pronunciation: /ˈfɑːnaʊ/

noun

New Zealand
Sociology

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    familia extendida feminine
    • The pito or umbilical cord symbolically tied that child to its tribe, its whanau, its hapu, and the land it inherited.
    • The sum of $4 million has been allocated over 4 years to strengthen use of Maori language in whanau and communities.
    • When I arrived at the Waikare estuary, my whanau were exercising a traditional historical exercise of catching flounder.
    • They will also be able to see how their families and whanau interacted with the Government.
    • They always provided the best of opportunities for their children as well as caring for their extended whanau and the Temuka community.