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  1. iwi(Noun)

    A Maori tribe.


  1. Iwi

    In New Zealand society, iwi form the largest social units in Māori culture. The word iwi means "'peoples' or 'nations', and is often translated as "tribe", or confederation of tribes. Most Māori in pre-European times gave their primary allegiance to relatively small groups such as hapū and whānau.

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