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Pakeha
American English: /ˈpɑkəˌhɑ/
, /ˈpɑkiˌɑ/
British English: /ˈpɑːkɪhɑː/

Translation of Pakeha in Spanish:

noun

(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.
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