Entry from British & World English dictionary
noun (plural same)NZ
A Maori community or people.
- 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.
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