Maori

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See also: maori, māori, and Māori

English[edit]

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Alternative forms[edit]

  • Māori (preferred usage in Māori text)
  • Mäori, Maaori (alternative usage in Māori text when macrons are not available)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmaʊɹi/
  • (New Zealand, non-standard) IPA(key): /ˈmɑː(ɹ, ɾ)i/, /ˈmɔʊɾi/, /ˈmɔ(ɹ, ɾ)i/, /ˈmɛ(ə, ː)ɹi/
  • (US, dialectal, non-standard) IPA(key): /meɪˈ(j)ɔːɹi/
  • Rhymes: -aʊri

Etymology[edit]

Maori māori (aborigine, native", "normal, ordinary, plain).

Adjective[edit]

Maori

  1. Of, from, or pertaining to the Maori.

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Noun[edit]

Maori (countable and uncountable, plural Maori or Maoris)

  1. The language of the Maori.
  2. The indigenous people of Aotearoa New Zealand.
  3. A member of this people.

Usage notes[edit]

The plural form "Maoris" is sometimes used for members of the people, but "Maori" is preferred, as the term is invariant in Māori.

Translations[edit]

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External links[edit]

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