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  1. Maoris(Noun)

    Plural form of Maori.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Maoris

    of Maori

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Maoris

    the natives of New Zealand, a Polynesian race numbering 40,000, who probably displaced an aboriginal; are distinguished for their bravery; are governed by chiefs, and speak a rich sonorous language; they are the most vigorous and energetic of all the South Sea islanders.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. maoris

    A New Zealand word signifying native, is the name given to themselves by the inhabitants of New Zealand, and that by which they are now usually designated. In 1861 war broke out between them and the British, terminating in favor of the latter in 1862; but in 1863 the Maoris recommenced hostilities, and a formidable conspiracy was formed to expel the British troops. In 1868 they massacred many settlers and offered a desperate resistance, and were not subdued until the following year. They numbered at that time about 40,000. They are now comparatively peaceable.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Maoris

    The aborigines of New Zealand. In the native tongue this means “indigenous.”

How to pronounce Maoris?

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How to say Maoris in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Maoris in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Maoris in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Maoris in a Sentence

  1. Joey Zwillinger:

    It turns out that when man first settled in New Zealand in about 1200 -- these are the Maoris that first came to New Zealand -- there was all birds, no mammals, we thought it was just this really cool hearkening back to New Zealand before man had come. So' Allbirds.'.

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