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.
Definition of Maori in:
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