Definition of Maori in English:
noun (plural same or Maoris)
1A member of the aboriginal people of New Zealand.
- Analysing the examples of the Maoris in New Zealand, the Aborigenese in Australia and the Quebecois in Canada he clarifies the special case of ethnocultural nationalism of the Indians.
- Aborigines, Maoris and even Mexicans think he is a fighter for economic justice in the Third World.
- The Maoris of New Zealand and the Khoikhoi and the Africans of South Africa had, however, featured prominently in the concerns of British humanitarians.
2The Polynesian language of the Maori.
- I did not grow up using Maori language or really understanding tikanga Maori.
- He spoke fluent Maori and often lapsed into the language in his writing.
- Especially with languages as different in their origins as English and Maori, this is not possible.
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Relating to the Maori or their language.
- We are not talking here just about Maori land, language, culture, and things like that.
- It was emphasised that the programme was not an introduction to Maori culture and language.
- Many of the Maori tribes had made it clear that they would not support any Maori party that was exclusive or separatist.
The name in Maori.
Words that rhyme with Maoricowrie, kauri, Lowry
Definition of Maori in:
- British & World English dictionary
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