First Lessons in Maori
§ 77: Whosoever
§ 77: Whosoever.
—There is no equivalent in Maori for the word “whosoever”; it must therefore always be resolved into “the man who,” “the persons who,” “if any man,” etc., but not into “he who,” or “those who.”
Te tangata he patu tana, whoever has a weapon (the man who, etc.).
Nga tangata e matau ana ki te whakairo rakau, whosoever knows how to carve wood (the men who, etc.).