Meaning of tena korua in English:

tena korua

Pronunciation /ˌteɪnɑː ˈkɔːruːə/

exclamation

New Zealand
  • A Maori greeting addressed to two people.

    ‘I replied "Tena Korua," so as to include his wife’
    • ‘“Tena korua” is used when writing to two people, and when using this, you do not have to insert the names of whom you are writing to.’
    • ‘Tena korua, Bros—the first time I saw your show was in 1976 with a Maori cultural group lead by uncle.’
    • ‘Tena korua, Brother and Sister.’
    • ‘Tena korua, Sam and Marama.’
    • ‘Lord Cooke and Lady Cooke, tena korua.’
    • ‘Tena korua, John and Willie—yesterday we were sent the link to your radio programme of your discussion with Amy.’
    • ‘My two favourite singers from back in the day—would love to see you grace our screens once again—tena korua!’
    • ‘Tena korua, I am writing a post for a blog, and I have a few questions that I am seeking the answers to.’
    • ‘Tena korua, wishing you both a very Merry Xmas and a Peaceful New Year!’
    • ‘Welcome also to our prime minister and the governor general—tena korua.’

Origin

Late 19th century Maori, literally there you are.