tangata tiriti

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Maori[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840 can be said to have added this new class in New Zealand.

Noun[edit]

tangata tiriti

  1. "People of the Treaty", or New Zealanders of non-Maori origin.
  2. Originally, Europeans who have a right to live New Zealand under the Treaty of Waitangi but now including peoples of other ethnic origins who live in New Zealand.

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