Definitions

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  • n. a Polynesian sacred altar or enclosure
  • n. the courtyard of a Maori wharenui or meeting-house and the buildings around it

Etymologies

Polynesian. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The marae is the forum or place of public assembly -- an open circular space, surrounded by bread-fruit trees, under the shade of which the people sit.

    Samoa, A Hundred Years Ago And Long Before

  • In the rear of the marae was the ossary where the bones of the victims were thrown.

    Mystic Isles of the South Seas.

  • TWoA Pouhere (chief executive) Bentham Ohia said the marae was the catalyst for a revolution in tertiary education provision - especially for Maori.

    NZ On Screen

  • SHANE Well certainly the Waitangi I saw, other than the Maori Party flag and Hone's flag sitting on the mast of the pirate ship outside the marae was a relatively calm day.

    Scoop Audio and Video Podcast

  • There are many words found only in New Zealand English ( 'marae', 'morepork'), while other words ( 'mainland', 'mufti') have acquired individual meanings here which are either additional to or substitutions for those used in general English.

    Book & Print in New Zealand: A Guide to Print Culture in New Zealand

  • A proposal from the Greens for a parallel justice system tailored for Maori, which would be open to all, would not be considered although he said aspects such as marae-based restorative justice would remain "intertwined" in the present system.

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  • Similarly with New Zealand items; a tree unknown to me (forty years a New Zealander), mako, is included while the ubiquitous macrocarpa (an introduced cypress) and important Maori social terms such as marae

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol VI No 4

  • On December 19th 2008, paige thompson wrote: girl i would love too see tina turner in ngaiotonga new zealand. take her to my local marae which is only nextdoor. and get the local boys to dive for us some kaimoana in english seafood. she can bring oprah, gayle celine dion, toni braxton, cher, kylie minogue, whitney houston and all my fav female singers. i sing and dance to them in my caravan. i am a diva. love arohanui paige. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Tina Turner Tour Dates 2008

  • 'marae', a Maori meeting place, on the lake's shores.

    TravelPod.com Recent Updates

  • It was the international year of Indigenous Peoples and he was proclaiming his newfound Maori heritage, going to a marae and meeting distant relatives.

    Archive 2008-09-01

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