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  • noun New Zealand A Māori social gathering or assembly.

Etymologies

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Maori

Examples

  • Before meaning Muslim, it means one of the Muslim nations China was in contact with, namely the Uyghurs; 'hui' is short for 'Huihui', 'Huihu', 'Huigu', etc.

    languagehat.com: CHINESE 'JEW.'

  • NB: In 1965 Jock McEwen carved and presented a taonga, a waka hui, which is awarded to the runner up in the Korimako (Senior English) section of the national Nga Manu Korero Speech

    NZ On Screen

  • Do you think Chi-hui is going to show your piece of shit film at the film festival?

    APAture Live

  • Until this morning, I was not clear on why this gesture seemed so suited to them; when I came across an illustration of a band of Buddhist monks called the hui he shang in Professor Yu's book of ancient folk tales, I was electrified.

    First Lives

  • Minister for Treaty Negotiations Chris Finlayson says the hui was a vigorous one, as he had expected.

    Radio New Zealand News Headlines

  • Minister for Treaty Negotiations Chris Finlayson says the hui was a vigorous one, as he had expected.

    Radio New Zealand News Headlines

  • The National-led Government has a goal of 2014 for completing historical Treaty claims, and the hui was a chance to investigate how we can speed up that process.

    ScreenTalk

  • They have called a rāhui, which is a prohibition on a violence in their town.

    ScreenTalk

  • Ngati Whatua's chairman has called a hui so Maori in Auckland can decide how to react to the Government's refusal to guarantee them seats on the new regionwide council.

    Radio New Zealand News Headlines

  • Ceci dit j'ai eu l'droit a une syncope maternelle quand elle m'a entendu dire 'je suis passé a 4 modio ajd'hui' au telephone et la j'ai carrement raccroché au nez de la personne et j'ai poussé une gueulante un truc pitoyable.

    pinku-tk Diary Entry

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  • Don't mess with the Hui, they're not the types you want to mess with.

    Don't mess with the Hui, or else you're gonna get your butts kicked.

    - The W's

    December 15, 2007

  • Who are the Hui?

    September 2, 2008

  • Amusingly, this would also be one way to transliterate the Russian word хуй, the vulgar term for the penis.

    September 2, 2008

  • Ha, reminds me of when I copped my first 'pashol ...', trying to surreptitiously take a photo of a drunk weaving across the road during a torrential downpour as marshroots whizzed past and covered him with sprays of water.

    September 2, 2008

  • Well, don't mess with the Hui!

    September 2, 2008