Simple Definition of Maori
: a member of the original people living in New Zealand
: the language of the Maori people
Full Definition of Maori
plural Maori or Maoris
1 : the Polynesian language of the Maori people
2 : a member of a Polynesian people native to New Zealand
Origin of maori
Maori māori, literally, normal, ordinary
First Known Use: 1828
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