Hawaiki

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Maori Hawaiki, from Proto-Nuclear Polynesian *Sawaiki.

Proper noun[edit]

Hawaiki

  1. (mythology) The original home of the Māori, before they travelled across the sea to New Zealand. It also features as the underworld in many Māori stories.

Maori[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Nuclear Polynesian *Sawaiki.

Proper noun[edit]

Hawaiki

  1. (mythology) Hawaiki, the legendary homeland of the Maori before their arrival at Aotearoa (New Zealand), and also the underworld.

Descendants[edit]

  • English: Hawaiki