Definition of hongi in English:
A traditional Maori greeting in which people press their noses together.
- 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:
- US English dictionary
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