Definition of Maori

1. Noun. An ethnic minority of Polynesian and Melanesian descent who speak Maori and live in New Zealand.

Generic synonyms: Ethnic Minority



2. Noun. The Oceanic language spoken by the Maori in New Zealand.

Definition of Maori

1. n. One of the aboriginal inhabitants of New Zealand; also, the original language of New Zealand.

Definition of Maori

1. Adjective. Of, from, or pertaining to the Maori. ¹

2. Noun. Language of the Maori. ¹

3. Noun. Indigenous people of Aotearoa New Zealand. ¹

4. Noun. Member of the people of New Zealand. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Maori

1. One of the aboriginal inhabitants of New Zealand; also, the original language of new Zealand. Of or pertaining to the Maoris or to their language. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Maori

manzamine
manzamines
manzanilla
manzanillas
manzanita
manzanitas
manzello
manzellos
manzil
manzils
manœuverability
manœuverable
manœuvreability
manœuvreable
maomao
maori (current term)
maori hen
maormor
maormors
maotai
map
map-dot-fingerprint dystrophy
map-key
map-reader
map collection
map distance
map key
map maker

Literary usage of Maori

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Edinburgh Review by Sydney Smith (1869)
"by an agricultural and pastoral people, and must farm or die: the maori does farm ; maori chiefs own villages, build houses, which they let to European ..."

2. The Journal of the Polynesian Society by Polynesian Society (N.Z.) (1920)
"NOTE ON THE maori VERB.* BY HG SETH-SMITH. RUSSIAN Grammarians, in their classification ... Taking the scheme set out in the last edition of Williams' maori ..."

3. The Journal of the Polynesian Society by Polynesian Society (N.Z.) (1905)
"Figures 1, 2, and 3, are Egyptians, figure 4 is a maori woman, though her face, generally, is scarcely the maori type. We also reproduce from the same ..."

4. Man by Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland (1903)
"maori Scroll Patterns. By J. Edge-Partington. «-• Mr. Tregear is of opinion that the word manata ... These two latter meanings evidently represent the maori ..."

5. The American Antiquarian and Oriental Journal by Stephen Denison Peet (1899)
"Prior to the arrival of Europeans in these southern seas, the maori of New Zealand was living in a state of society that certainly appears to have suited ..."

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