Definition of Maoritanga in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌmaʊrɪˈtaŋə/


[mass noun]
Maori culture, traditions, and way of life.
Example sentences
  • It goes on about how she's returned to her roots and how she's exploring her culture and finding new ways of expressing her Maoritanga.
  • In 1993 the Privy Council told the Crown that it had a duty actively to protect Maoritanga, which includes language and culture.
  • This is a staunch community, mainly Maori, aware that they are not only inheritors of Maoritanga but also Nga Morehu - ‘the survivors’.



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Line breaks: Maori|tanga

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