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Maori

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈmaʊ.ri/ (plural Maori or Maoris)
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.

Maori

adjective uk   us   /ˈmaʊ.ri/
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 performs a Maori war dance.
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