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Te reo takataapui: The new vocab

Mon 6 Sep 2004 In: Television View at NDHA

Maori TV's Takataapui programme has had to create a few new Maori terms to cover some aspects of contemporary of gay, lesbian and transgendered life. Words for many of the concepts associated with glbt life today simply did not exist way back when. Here are just a few of the words created by Takataapui to enable them to communicate gay, lesbian and transgendered life in New Zealand to a Maori-speaking audience. It might help you extend your own reo! Gay woman: wahine takatapui Gay man: tane takatapui Transgender: hinehua Transexual: hinehi Drag Queen: hinetau Condom: ure pukoro Dental Dam: wharetangata maro Vagina: tonini Rimming: mitimiti tou     GayNZ.com; Takataapui - 6th September 2004

Credit: GayNZ.com; Takataapui

First published: Monday, 6th September 2004 - 12:00pm

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