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English Translation of Sentence

They were the native New Zealanders before the Western people came.
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Vocabulary list

arera
noun, no adjective
  1. those (indicating something distant from both speaker and listener, or something understood without naming it directly)
  2. they (of people) (used to refer to one's equals or inferiors)
karera
pronoun, no adjective
  1. they (usually male); them
ha
particle
  1. topic marker particle
  2. indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated)
  3. adds emphasis
seiyoujin
noun
  1. Western people
ga
particle
  1. indicates sentence subject (occasionally object)
  2. indicates possessive (esp. in literary expressions)
  3. but; however; still; and
yattekuru
kuru verb
  1. to come along; to come around; to turn up
izen
adverbial noun, noun (temporal)
  1. ago; since; before; previous
kara
particle
  1. from (e.g. time, place, numerical quantity); since
  2. from (originator)
  3. because
  4. out of (constituent, part)
  5. through (e.g. window, vestibule)
  6. after; since (following te-form verb)
motomoto
motomoto
motomoto
motomoto
adverb, no adjective
  1. originally; by nature; from the start
sumu
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to live (of humans); to reside; to inhabit; to dwell; to abide
iru
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to be (of animate objects); to exist
  2. to stay
  3. (after the -te form of a verb) verb indicating continuing action or state (i.e. to be ..ing, to have been ..ing)
ni
noun
  1. 4th in a sequence denoted by the iroha system; 4th note in the diatonic scale (used in key names, etc.)
nyuu
noun
  1. new
  2. newly purchased item
nyuu
nyuu
noun
  1. nu
noun
  1. long vowel mark (usually only used in katakana)
rando
noun
  1. land
  2. rand (currency of South Africa)
jin
suffix
  1. -ian (e.g. Italian, etc.) (attaches to name of country to denote nationality); -er (e.g. performer, etc.) (attaches to name of occupation)
  2. (usu. in compound words) man; person; people
nin
tari
ri
counter
  1. counter for people
  2. (usu. in compound words) person
hito
noun
  1. man; person
  2. human being; mankind; people
  3. character; personality
  4. man of talent; true man
  5. other people
  6. adult
nanodesu
auxiliary
  1. it is assuredly that ...; can say with confidence that ...

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