Aotearoa New Zealand

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Aotearoa-New Zealand

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Aotearoa New Zealand

  1. (New Zealand) A bicultural name for New Zealand.
    • "The Commission recognises the importance of Māori culture... to all people of Aotearoa New Zealand" (Human Rights Commission Focus, March 1988).


  • The Dictionary of New Zealand English: A Dictionary of New Zealandisms on Historical Principles, H.W. Orsman (editor), Oxford University Press (Auckland), 1997

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