Maori

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See also: maori, māori, and Māori

English[edit]

Wiktionary
Maori edition of Wiktionary
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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).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

Maori

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

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Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

Maori (countable and uncountable, plural Maori or Maoris)

  1. (uncountable) The indigenous people of Aotearoa New Zealand.
  2. (countable) A member of this people.
  3. (uncountable) The language of these people.

Usage notes[edit]

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

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Translations[edit]

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Further reading[edit]

eTexts at the NZ Electronic Text Centre

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