Māori

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See also: maori, māori, and Maori

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Maori Māori, from māori(aborigine, native; normal, ordinary, plain).

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Māori

  1. The Polynesian people native to New Zealand.
  2. The language of the Polynesian people native to New Zealand.

Noun[edit]

Māori

  1. A member of the Polynesian people native to New Zealand.

Adjective[edit]

Māori

  1. Of or pertaining to the Maori people, culture, or language.

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Maori[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From māori(normal). This usage arose after contact with Westerners and the resulting need to specify different ethnic groups.

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Proper noun[edit]

Māori

  1. Maori, Māori:
    1. the Māori culture or ethnicity
      • 2006, Joanne Barker, Sovereignty Matters, page 208:
        In 1979 a gathering of elders at the Waananga kaumatua affirmed te reo Maori “Ko te reo te mauri o te mana Maori” the language is the life principle of Maori mana.
        Note: this quotation comes from a text that does not show macrons.
    2. a member of the Māori culture or ethnicity, a Māori person

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