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- n. Plural form of pakeha.
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When he went on to assure them that the _pakehas_ would be unable to prove that the boy had not lost himself and perished in the bush, they withdrew all opposition to Horoeka's bloodthirsty demands, though these were rather dictated by his own crack-brained fancy than by Maori custom and tradition.
"Look here, Ngati," -- he pointed out of the window and then tapped the spear -- "bad pakehas, bad -- bad, kill."
The chief could understand pakehas -- white men, but he was rather hazy about bad, whether it did not mean good, and he gave a low grunt.
"Kill pakehas -- bad pakehas," he said in a deep, fierce voice.
They call foreigners pakehas; and he wants to claim you as his. "