Moriori

noun
Mo·​ri·​o·​ri | \ ˌmȯr-ē-ˈȯr-ē How to pronounce Moriori (audio) \
plural Moriori or Morioris

Definition of Moriori

1 : a member of a Polynesian people native to the Chatham Islands of New Zealand
2 : the Polynesian language of the Moriori people

First Known Use of Moriori

1862, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Moriori

borrowed from Maori

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The first known use of Moriori was in 1862

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Cite this Entry

“Moriori.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Moriori. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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