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marae

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Pronunciation: /məˈrʌɪ
 
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Definition of marae in English:

noun (plural same)

The courtyard of a Maori meeting house, especially as a social or ceremonial forum.

Origin

Polynesian, 'sacrificial altar, sacred enclosure'.

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