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Origin of the name TAONGA.
Etymology of the name TAONGA.
Meaning of the baby name TAONGA.


TAONGA.  Unisex.  An African name, meaning "we are grateful," from Chikaranga ta "I, we, it," and yonga "be grateful." (A Manual of the Chikaranga Language, Louw, 1915).

TAONGA.  m.  Maori name meaning "property, treasure." (The Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary, Tregear, 1891).

... Some six generations ago a chief named Taonga, then living with his people farther north, paid a friendly visit to the tribe at Purakanui, whose chieftains (Te Wera and Patuki) were nearly related to the visitor.  Taonga, a domineering man, offended his hosts, and in revenge Te Wera killed a woman belonging to the visiting party; but as this did not suffice to wipe out the real or fancied insult under which he was smarting, he secretly set sail with a number of his followers for Oamaru, where he fell on Taonga's people, and slaughtered several of them... (Dunedin and Its Neighbourhood, Bathgate, 1904)


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