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List of English words of Maori origin
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List of English words of Maori origin

Maori (a Malayo-Polynesian Austronesian language of the indigenous Polynesian inhabitants of New Zealand) has contributed several words to New Zealand English and one word to world-wide English usage.

International Borrowings

In New Zealand English, many Maori words are in wide usage. Some example are "haka" (Traditional Maori war-dance, used by New Zealand's sports teams when performing internationally to 'intimidate' the opponent), "kai" (meaning "food"; also "kai moana" meaning "sea food"), "ponamu" (Greenstone) and "hui" (meeting).