- (New Zealand) A traditional Māori method of cooking food using heated rocks buried in a pit oven.
- (New Zealand, uncountable) Food cooked in this way.
- 2015, Anne Ashby, Worlds Collide:
- He glanced at the formal setting in front of him, wishing he could be at a marae eating hangi right now.
From Ottoman Turkish هانكی (hangi), حنغی (hangi, “which”), from Old Anatolian Turkish [script needed] (kankı, “which”), from Proto-Turkic [Term?], a derivation from the interrogative stem *ka-. Ultimately cognate to Turkish hani (“where”), Old Uyghur [script needed] (kanu, “what, which”), Karakhanid [script needed] (kayū, “what, which”), Bashkir ҡайһы (qayhï, “which”), Kyrgyz кай (kay, “what, which”), but its relation to the original word is obscure.
- (interrogative) which
- Hangi ayda doğdun? ― Which month were you born in?
- Note: Declension of the singular form requires hangi-si, which literally translates to “which one, which of”.