Maori

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See also: maori, māori, and Māori

English[edit]

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Maori edition of Wiktionary

Alternative forms[edit]

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

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Maori māori (aborigine, native; normal, ordinary, plain). Doublet of Maoli.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmaʊɹi/
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  • (New Zealand, standard) IPA(key): /mɑːɔɾi/
  • (New Zealand, non-standard) IPA(key): /ˈmɐʉɹiː/, /ˈmæʊɹiː/
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Particularly: "New Zealand"

Adjective[edit]

Maori

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

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Noun[edit]

Maori (plural Maori or Maoris)

  1. A member of the indigenous people of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Usage notes[edit]

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

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Translations[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Maori

  1. The language of these people.

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

eTexts at the NZ Electronic Text Centre

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French[edit]

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Noun[edit]

Maori m (plural Maori or Maoris, feminine Maorie)

  1. a person of Maori descent