kaitiaki

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Maori.

Noun[edit]

kaitiaki (uncountable)

  1. (New Zealand) The Māori concept of guardianship of the natural environment.

Maori[edit]

Etymology[edit]

kai- +‎ tiaki (to guard)

Noun[edit]

kaitiaki

  1. guardian, trustee