wakanau by Cook Islands Maori Database | Jun 8, 2014 | Pukapuka | 0 comments v. to commend, praise, compliment. Na wakanau loa au i te imukai a Loto nō te malie o nā kai. I really praised Loto for its feast because all their foods were delicious. 184.108.40.206. Praise Related to wakanau Submit a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.