Maori







Maori


Maori [mah-aw-ree, -oh-ree, mou-ree, mah-ree] Examples noun, plural Ma·o·ris, (especially collectively) Ma·o·ri for 1.

  1. a member of the native Polynesian population of New Zealand.
  2. a Polynesian language, the language of the Maoris.

adjective

  1. of or relating to the Maoris or their language.

Examples from the Web for maori Contemporary Examples of maori

  • The Haka, a traditional Maori dance, is best known as the pregame ritual of the New Zealand All Blacks rugby team.

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    Jack Holmes

    September 7, 2014

  • However one Maori king has refused to meet the royals saying the 45-minute window he was allotted was not sufficiently respectful.

    Kate, William and George’s Tour of Australasia, Key Dates

    Tom Sykes

    March 20, 2014

  • Named after the Maori forest god, the largest living kauri has stretched to 167 feet in height in its 1200-plus years.

    It’s a Big, Big World: Sights That Make You Feel Small

    Lonely Planet

    December 24, 2013

  • Garnish with purple Maori potato, vegetables and lightly fried kawakawa leaves.

    The Maori Star Chef Rocking the South Pacific

    Lea Lane Stern

    April 2, 2011

  • But even the most adventuresome eaters have probably never eaten Maori pikopiko pesto.

    The Maori Star Chef Rocking the South Pacific

    Lea Lane Stern

    April 2, 2011

  • Historical Examples of maori

  • We have other Maori neighbours besides Tama and his immediate following.

    Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)

    William Delisle Hay

  • All that was is gone; and the land of the Maori is no longer theirs.

    Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)

    William Delisle Hay

  • Then there will be children that shall live, and a new race of Maori blood.

    Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)

    William Delisle Hay

  • This Maori town may be considered the metropolis of the Ngatewhatua tribe.

    Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)

    William Delisle Hay

  • This was the land of the Maori before the Pakeha came out of the sea.’

    Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)

    William Delisle Hay

  • British Dictionary definitions for maori Māori noun

    1. plural -ri or -ris a member of the people living in New Zealand and the Cook Islands since before the arrival of European settlers. They are descended from Polynesian voyagers who migrated in successive waves from the ninth century onwards
    2. the language of this people, belonging to the Malayo-Polynesian family

    adjective

    1. of or relating to this people or their language

    Word Origin and History for maori Maori

    “Polynesian inhabitant of New Zealand,” 1843, native name, said to mean “of the usual kind.”

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