Share this entry
American English: /ˈpɑkəˌhɑ/
, /ˈpɑkiˌɑ/
British English: /ˈpɑːkɪhɑː/

Translation of Pakeha in Spanish:


(New Zealand English) [colloquial] (Sociology)
  • (neozelandés de origen europeo)
    Example sentences
    • So it's a mystery why, unique in the world, some European New Zealanders refer to themselves as pakehas - an insulting name originally applied by the Maoris to the fair-skinned Imperialists who were in the process of conquering them!‘.
    • In the same speech he uttered the weighty words ‘Maori and pakeha are both indigenous people to New Zealand now‘.
    • The latest New Zealand Census-Mortality Study shows that Maori die younger than pakeha, even after controlling for socioeconomic status.
Definition of Pakeha in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources