Definition of Hau-Hauism in English:

Hau-Hauism

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Pronunciation: /ˈhaʊˌhaʊɪz(ə)m
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • A 19th-century Maori religion promising eternal salvation from the white man.
    More example sentences
    • In 1864 the religious cult of Pai Marire, or Hau-hauism, gained many adherents among the belligerent tribes and gave a fanatical savagery to the renewed conflict.
    • The fight at this place was well-nigh the end of Hau-hauism, for the British bullets laid low many a misguided enthusiast who relied on the prophet's promise of invulnerability.

Origin

from Maori Hau Hau + -ism.

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