[ US /ˈmaʊɹi/ ]
  1. the Oceanic language spoken by the Maori in New Zealand
  2. an ethnic minority of Polynesian and Melanesian descent who speak Maori and live in New Zealand
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How To Use Maori In A Sentence

  • On average, Maori life expectancy is 10 years less than that of Pakeha.
  • There were some stunningly ignorant comments on the wero, asking why important visitors to New Zealand were greeted by "a Maori New Zealander jumping around half naked".
  • During the boat ride, he pointed out the site of a former Maori pa, a fortified settlement hidden in the bush where warriors had hauled their canoes high up the cliffs to protect them from saboteurs.
  • Ordinary Māori, many of whom were victimized by the police raids, descended upon Parliament today in a hikoi mass march, and beg to differ. Archive 2007-11-01
  • Ten percent of the foreshore and seabed is owned down to the mean high water spring by Maori under Maori title.
  • Britain's Prince William, right, shares a traditional "hongi" greeting with Maori elder Sam Jackson upon his arrival to officially open New Zealand's Supreme Court, in Wellington, New Zealand, Monday, Jan. 18, 2010. Fore, right!
  • You experience a thriving mix of Maori, forestry, arts and crafts, a champion Maori rugby team, Tolaga Bay knitwear, peerless beaches and matchless surf.
  • Critics say he is too unworldly even to understand the hurt he has caused Maori.
  • He will later go sailing on Auckland Harbour in a New Zealand America's Cup yacht and have a traditional indigenous Maori "hangi" meal cooked in a pit in the ground. Channel NewsAsia Front Page News
  • The Maori of New Zealand, the Inuit of Canada, the Twa of Rwanda - all these and more sent representatives and concerns to the World Conference.
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