kia ora

interjection
\ ˌkēəˈōrə \

Definition of kia ora

used as a salutation or toast in Australia and New Zealand

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History and Etymology for kia ora

Maori kia ora, literally, be well

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“Kia ora.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kia%20ora. Accessed 23 Jul. 2021.

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