Maanakai by Cook Islands Maori Database | Apr 12, 2013 | Dictionary: Buse, Taringa, Moekaa | 0 comments n. Saturday. Kua ara popongi te tangata i te Maanakai. People got up early on Saturday; E tueporo ana matou i te au Maanakai katoatoa. We play rugby every Saturday. [maana, kai, the day when food was heated prior to the Sabbath.] Related to Maanakai Submit a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.