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Maori

noun [C] uk   /ˈmaʊ.ri/ (plural Maori or Maoris) us  
one of the original people of New Zealand and the Cook Islands: The Maori arrived in New Zealand from Polynesia over 1,000 years before the Europeans.People of specific racial or ethnic background

Maori

adjective uk   /ˈmaʊ.ri/ us  
related to the culture, people, or language of the Maori: The Maori language is now officially encouraged. Before a rugby match the New Zealand team perform a Maori war dance.People of specific racial or ethnic background
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