hikoi

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Pronunciation[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Maori "ceremonial march".

Noun[edit]

hikoi (plural hikois)

  1. (New Zealand) A protest march, typically involving a long journey.
    • 1987, Ranginui Walker, Jacqueline Amoamo, Nga Tau Tohetohe: Years of Anger, page 88,
      Although the coalition was fragile, it was a signal achievement for the Tainui contingent and the main body of the hikoi to arrive at Waitangi on the same day.
    • 1999, W. R. Atkin, Katrine Evans, Human Rights and the Common Good: Christian Perspectives, page 148,
      The idea of the hikoi was conceived at the General Synod of the Anglican Church but soon came to involve Christians of all persuasions.
    • 2005, Cathie Dunsford, Ao Toa: Earth Warriors, page 84,
      "There is a proud tradition of hikoi in Aotearoa. We have marched as tangata whenua for our land, for our sovereign rights, for our sacred kai moana, and now we march to honour Papatuanuku and keep her free from GE interference."

Verb[edit]

hikoi (third-person singular simple present hikois, present participle hikoiing, simple past and past participle hikoied)

  1. (New Zealand) To participate in a hikoi.
    • 2004, Aroha Harris, Hīkoi: Forty Years of Māori Protest, page 29,
      Then in March Ngāti Kahungunu announced that they would hikoi to Wellington with a view to arriving around the time that the Foreshore and Seabed Bill was due to come before Parliament.