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n Maori the noun preceeds the adjective.  Sentences do not begin with nouns or adjectives.  Instead an indefinite article is used.
The following equation is the formula for the grammatical structure for Ko te / Ko nga

Particle  +  Definitive  +  Common Noun  +  Adjective

Ko    +    te     +     kuri      +      pango         =           The black dog
Ko    +    nga     +     kuri      +      pango         =           The black dogs

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