Definition of hui in English:

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hui

Pronunciation: /ˈhuːi/

noun (plural huis)

1(In New Zealand) a large social or ceremonial gathering.
Example sentences
  • We have to organise a hui, and this time we're Tangata Whenua Ki Muri - working behind the scenes, doing the catering etc.
  • Our first practicum for our marae course was to organise a hui, and my role was head chef.
  • I am thinking about the time not too many years ago when Government officials attended a hui in Ruatoria with Ngati Porou, and the presiding official officially handed back Hikurangi Mountain to Ngati Porou.
1.1(In Hawaii) a formal club or association.
Example sentences
  • Membership advantages include monthly newsletter, discounted ticket prices for Hui events and culture courses free of charge.
  • The Hui 'O Hawaii Club was first brought together by Jody Sakaba last spring.

Origin

Maori and Hawaiian.

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