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  • n. A non-Maori, especially a European New Zealander.


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Maori pākehā.


  • To be honest my first thought was “wanker” - having had the privileges of a pakeha upbringing, now it was considered almost trendy to claim indigenous roots, what rights did he have to call himself Maori when it suited him?

    back to my roots

  • If anyone to whom this applies happens to come across this post, as part of trying to source more local content, I'm also looking for work by New Zealanders - Maori, pakeha, and everyone else.

    How Do Editors Reach Out to Writers of Color?

  • I found one version of the story which says he is "Professor Moon, a professor of pakeha white people's history".

    Mentioning ethnicity in news stories

  • Oh, and on the subject of pakeha history - I would assume someone who was specialised in Pakeha history to be an authority on white settlers in New Zealand, and on New Zealand history from a distinctly pakeha point of view.

    Mentioning ethnicity in news stories

  • The reason why we people who are maori give such hight remarks to our occupiers "the white man" or as we would put it, "the pakeha".

    Maori Occupied

  • There are Maori here though, that complain about the ‘pakeha education system’ not working for Maori, yet these very people got their education and became lawyers and politicians and teachers through the very system that they now say does not work.

    Think Progress » Right-Wing Myths About Katrina, Debunked

  • •New Zealand English has absorbed a few Maori words, like pakeha pah-KEE-hah, which means “white skin” and describes Europeans.


  • I might have failed to mention that even here, racist distinctions were made--pakeha (European) were shoved around and subjected to property damage, but the police actually locked down an entire Māori community (Ruatoki) and terrorized the population.

    Archive 2007-11-01

  • One thinks of the Maori haka performed in front of legions of pakeha, having lost much of its original significance but having gained a different significance, or the Inuit values of survival now codified as Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit.

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • And when you consider you're staring down a dozen hulking polynesians and a couple of pakeha that aren't exactly small either, it's no wonder no ones tried to be more confrontational.

    Kapa O Pango


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  • Sorry, bilby. I don't know how to crochet. I'm surprised vanderpink couldn't help you out--doesn't she knit pantsuits out of tiger hair or something?

    February 17, 2016

  • bilby: Have you forgotten that my ancestors were cap makers of lesser known clergy?

    February 16, 2016

  • I think that it's healthy to be aware that sometimes a beret is not enough. It interests me because anyone's personal sample size is pretty small, and I wonder if there are certain sounds that repeat - like how barbarian is an attempt to mimic the language of the others. And the folk etymology for guiri is because tourists say "Where is?" all the time when they visit Spain.

    February 16, 2016

  • Is there a list of slurs for vending machines, you money-mincing junk cabinet?

    February 15, 2016

  • Here's a list of ethnic slurs:

    See also on the same page:

    Fighting words

    Graphic pejoratives in written Chinese

    Hate speech

    List of anti-cultural, anti-national, and anti-ethnic terms

    List of disability-related terms with negative connotations

    List of ethnic group names used as insults

    List of ethnic slurs by ethnicity

    List of regional nicknames

    List of religious slurs

    List of terms used for Germans

    Term of disparagement

    February 15, 2016

  • Perhaps ruzuzu will crochet me a dispassionate linguist beret?

    February 15, 2016

  • I had an Us/Them list but it quickly got to the point of making me feel uncomfortable. Yes of course I need to put my dispassionate linguist beret on but still...

    February 15, 2016

  • Has someone made a list of foreigner terms like gringo, guiri, gaijin, gadjo, shixa, paya, etc? It could be racist, but it would also be interesting to see them all together, since it's aimed at local geographical neighbors or white people.

    February 15, 2016

  • A NZ Maori term for non-Maori people.

    February 8, 2009