Meaning of “Maori” in the English Dictionary

"Maori" in British English

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Maorinoun [ C ]

uk /ˈmaʊ.ri/ 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.


uk /ˈmaʊ.ri/ 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.

(Definition of “Maori” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)