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Maori

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noun, Mao·ri \ˈmau̇(-ə)r-ē\

Simple Definition of Maori

  • : a member of the original people living in New Zealand

  • : the language of the Maori people

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of Maori

plural Maori or Maoris

  1. 1 :  the Polynesian language of the Maori people

  2. 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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