Definition of iwi in English:

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iwi

Pronunciation: /ˈiːwi/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

noun (plural same)

NZ
A Maori community or people.
Example sentences
  • The views held by the people of the iwi about the iwi are being regarded as much more important than anyone else's.
  • They should tell us how the various iwi or hapu will be recognised so as to receive their entitlement.
  • Many iwi and hapu have been waiting for too long to see their grievances resolved.

Origin

Maori.

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