A racist term for a New Zealander of caucasian descent.
Exact origins of the word are unknown, but in the 1800's to early 1900's its common meaning was 'different', whereas the word Maori meant "same" or "normal" because Maori people had no specific word to describe a National identity, as they were separate tribes and whanau
s around the country.
Properly spelled as Pākehā, but the accents are more commonly left off.
"I'm not Pakeha, I'm a New Zealander".
Segregation in New Zealand is coming from calling some people Pakeha and others Maori depending entirely on the colour of their skin.
All Maori have some 'Pakeha' ancestry.