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1    pl   , -ri, -ris   a member of the people living in New Zealand and the Cook Islands since before the arrival of European settlers. They are descended from Polynesian voyagers who migrated in successive waves from the ninth century onwards  
2    the language of this people, belonging to the Malayo-Polynesian family  
3    of or relating to this people or their language  

Cook Island Maori  
      n     (N.Z)   a dialect of Maori spoken in the Cook Islands  
Maori Battalion  
      n   the Maori unit of the 2nd New Zealand Expeditionary Force in World War II  
Maori bug  
      n   a large shining black wingless cockroach of New Zealand, Platyzosteria novae-zelandiae  
Maori bunk  
      n     (N.Z)   a raised sleeping platform  
Maori hen  
      n     (N.Z)      another name for       weka  
Maori oven  
      n      another name for       hangi       1  
Maori rat  
      n   a small brown rat, Rattus exulans Peale, native to New Zealand  
Maori warden  
      n   a person appointed to exercise advisory and minor disciplinary powers in Maori communities  
pakeha Maori  
      n   (in the 19th century) a European who adopted the Maori way of life  
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