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Word “mako” came from Maori

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Excerpt from All About Sharks: A Complete Guide to the World’s Most Misunderstood Predator (Nov. 2017):

Both the longfin and shortfin mako sharks derive their name from the Maori word for shark – “makomako” – which is a local variation of the more generic Maori word for shark, “mango.”

 

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