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    1. n. A youth, young people aged from about 16 to 2
    2. Kua taokotai te mapu i te raveanga o te angaanga tamataora i roto i te oire. The young people got together to put on a show in the vage; E toroka mapu tera e aere ra ki te ura. That truckload of youngsters are going to the dance. Mapu vaine, spinster (of any age).
    3. v.i. Of mapu age. Te taime i mapu ei aia, the time when he was a young man; i toku mapuanga, in my young days; E tangata akatupu pekapeka koe i toou mapuanga. You were always getting into scrapes in your young days; vaine mapu tera ake e tana ruru tiare. There is a young lady coming with a bunch of flowers; Kua akaipoipo mapu ua raua. They married quite young. (See akamapu.)

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