From Proto-Polynesian *ma(a)qoli (“true, genuine, real”). Compare Hawaiian maoli.
- normal, usual, natural, common, ordinary
- native, indigenous, fresh (of water), belonging to Aotearoa/New Zealand, clear, intelligible
- freely, without restraint, without ceremony, without object, unannounced
- aboriginal inhabitant, indigenous person, native (especially of the Pacific islands)
- ^ “Entries for MAQOLI [PN] True, real, genuine: *ma(a)qoli”, in (please provide the title of the work), (please provide a date or year)
- “māori” in John C. Moorfield, Te Aka: Maori-English, English-Maori Dictionary and Index, 3rd edition, Longman/Pearson Education New Zealand, 2011, →ISBN.