from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A member of a people of New Zealand, of Polynesian-Melanesian descent.
- n. The Austronesian language of the Maori.
- adj. Of or relating to the Maori or their language or culture.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of, from, or pertaining to the Maori.
- n. Language of the Maori.
- n. Indigenous people of Aotearoa New Zealand.
- n. Member of the people of New Zealand.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. One of the aboriginal inhabitants of New Zealand; also, the original language of New Zealand.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of the primitive inhabitants of New Zealand, a Polynesian race of the Malay family, distinguished for their natural capacity and vigor. Most of them now profess Christianity, but they have vigorously though unsuccessfully resisted English dominion.
- n. The language of the Maoris.
- Of or belonging to the primitive inhabitants of New Zealand, or to their language.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the Oceanic language spoken by the Maori in New Zealand
- n. an ethnic minority of Polynesian and Melanesian descent who speak Maori and live in New Zealand
Maori Māori, from māori, ordinary people.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Maori māori, meaning "aborigine", "native", "normal", "ordinary", or "plain". (Wiktionary)