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[mah-nuh-kou] /ˈmɑ nəˌkaʊ/

a city on N North Island, in New Zealand.
a city in New Zealand, on Manukau Harbour (an inlet of the Tasman Sea) near Auckland on NW North Island. Pop: 326 200 (2004 est)


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