pōhiri

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Maori, where pōhiri or pōwhiri means "to wave", "to whisk", "to whirl", "to beckon", "welcome", "a fan".[1]

Noun[edit]

pōhiri

  1. (New Zealand) A Maori welcoming ceremony involving speeches, dancing, and singing.

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  1. ^ H. W. Williams: A dictionary of the Maori language. Wellington: GP Books, 1971. (7th edition).