A traditional Maori greeting in which people press their noses together.
More example sentences
- The Maoris have a traditional greeting, called hongi, in which they touch faces so that their noses are pressed together.
- In the marae, the hongi (touching of noses) is the accepted greeting.
- Many Maori still practise hongi (rubbing noses) in greeting, particularly in formal/traditional settings.
Definition of hongi in:
- The US English dictionary