Definition of Pakeha in English:

Pakeha

Line breaks: Pa¦keha
Pronunciation: /ˈpɑːkɪhɑː
 
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noun

NZ
  • A white New Zealander as opposed to a Maori: [as modifier]: Pakeha influences
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    • So it's a mystery why, unique in the world, some European New Zealanders refer to themselves as pakehas - an insulting name originally applied by the Maoris to the fair-skinned Imperialists who were in the process of conquering them!‘.
    • In the same speech he uttered the weighty words ‘Maori and pakeha are both indigenous people to New Zealand now‘.
    • The latest New Zealand Census-Mortality Study shows that Maori die younger than pakeha, even after controlling for socioeconomic status.

Origin

Maori.

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