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.
2 [mass noun] The Polynesian language of the Maoris, with about 100,000 speakers.
- 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 Maoris 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.
- Example sentences
- It's our common thread of Maoridom that distinguishes us from inhabitants of the other great Anglo-Saxon ex-colonies and the British homeland.
- But, given the strong feelings he stirred in Maoridom that led to this interview, it is a shame that he left us in the lurch without explanation.
- In Maoridom, a tapu area is considered sacred and holy and it is believed that anyone breaking the rahui will face spiritual consequences.
Definition of Maori in:
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