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MAORI

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Maori mean? 

MAORI (noun)
  The noun MAORI has 2 senses:

1. an ethnic minority of Polynesian and Melanesian descent who speak Maori and live in New Zealand
2. the Oceanic language spoken by the Maori in New Zealand

  Familiarity information: MAORI used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MAORI (noun)


Sense 1Maori [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Hypernyms ("Maori" is a kind of...):

ethnic minority (a group that has different national or cultural traditions from the majority of the population)


Sense 2Maori [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The Oceanic language spoken by the Maori in New Zealand

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("Maori" is a kind of...):

Eastern Malayo-Polynesian; Oceanic (an eastern subfamily of Malayo-Polynesian languages)


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