Maori are the native people of New Zealand. The the people who posted the first few definitions have really shown are un-intelligent and racist they are. For example, the Mori Ori were not here before the Maori. They were a group of mainland Maori who migrated to the chatham islands. The first definition is exceedingly stupid. If someone was 1/800th Maori, that would make them way more Pakeha (Non-Maori) than Maori. So, infact, it would not be a Maori trying to get conpensation from the government, it would be some white trash Pakeha trying to rip off the system by claiming they were 1/800th Maori. I believed I have summed up the sheer idiocy of the first few definitions. And no, I am not a Maori I am not one bit Maori. I am a Pakeha that actually has a functioning brain.
Porangi Pakeha: the maarees aren't the native people of new zealand anyway

Porangi Pakeha: there are no white people people in prisons

And for all you 'porangi pakeha' out there- Porangi means stupid in Maori. Pakeha means white people- I know this may be news to you, but Pakeha is not a derogatory word.
by pakeha September 12, 2006
Indigneous people of New Zealand, originating in South Pacific. Signatories to the Treaty of Waitangi, 1840. One of the national languages of NZ (The others being English and Sign).
Even the NZ Maori Rugby team can usually beat Wales
by sloanie July 06, 2006
Self proclaimed land owners of New Zealand. In 1840 British settlers realised the lack of intelligence of the natives that they had recently encountered and decided to form the treaty of waitangi. In this treaty the maori signed away all their land in exchange for a few guns and bracelets. Sometime around 1900 the maori brain evolved to the point of having 2 brain cells, and they realised what a terrible mistake they had made. Ever since then the maori have been trying to seek revenge on the white man by selling him crappy tinny's, taking his shoes, and generally stealing everything that isn't nailed down. This type of behaviour is hardly suprising coming from a culture that actually beleives New Zealand was caught like a fish and pulled to the surface by one maori in a canoe. To this day, maoris still exist in new zealand inhabiting such areas as otara, mangere, and a million other shitty places you'd never have to go to if marijuana was legal.
"Duh thats rite bro you get 0.3 grams of weed for your $20, now you know how it feels"

"hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo"

"aw bro my cru of maori's is the baddest bro we can't even afford a spray can to tell people who we are"
by newzealandisdieing January 10, 2006
A race of people whom the New Zealand government seems to favour over the people of European decent in New Zealand. Maori receive such bonuses as:
- cheaper university fees
- extra money on government benefits (as if to encourage them)
- their own political party that only persons with maori decent can be in. (they can also be in the other parties if they wish)
Maori seem to have no morals whatsoever. Their favourite pastimes include drugs, alcohol and smoking behind the P.E shed. Some maoris prefer to beat up and steal from the elderly. No maori wears his own shoes.
The New Zealand Government seems to think they should encourage the maori race, but these days most criminals in NZ are of maori decent, so really they are encouraging them to be criminals, and therefore insuring the future of New Zealand to become one huge Otara.
"bro, hook a brother up aye? I'll smash ur white ass, you betta watch ur bak aye I'll get my black maori homies onto you"
by outlookonlife July 21, 2006
A New Zealand people, traded everything for nothing, and now have buyers remorse, which will carry on for another hundred years. Supposedly the "natives" -this has been proven false, there were other people here first before them, who the maori ate. They are 10% of the general population, and 90% of the prison population. Go figure.
NZ Person: "Dude, grab us a beer?"
Maori: "Eh? Bears live in asia..."
by ShibbyNZ August 29, 2006
Pre-european Māori were peaceful, spoilt their children & treated women as goddesses. Guardians of nature & skilled artists, their love of family makes them great social / community / care workers. Expert navigators, they settled NZ 800 yrs ago, then Chatham Is 200 yrs later, renaming themselves Moriori & developing a distinct culture.

Europeans introduced diseases & rodents that ravaged the population & ecosystem. Trusting natives foolishly welcomed trade & christianity. Missionaries were hell-bent on destroying Maori’s pagan ways of idolising women & children and rewrote history to display Maori as savages, removing any trace of their kindness & respect for nature.

Greedy brits tricked Maori into giving up land ownership by promising protection from american & french slavers. Since brits eroded Maori further by inter-marrying to dilute bloodlines, & attacked every peaceful camp they found, Maori realised more armies would come to seize the land. So Maori signed the Treaty.

Brits created laws to legally confiscate land, outlaw Maori culture, and place men as head of the house - his wife & children his property to use & abuse as he saw fit.

Maori suffered 200+ yrs of oppression & dilution. Although the effects of colonisation were devastating, Maori are slowly rebuilding themselves.

Pakeha lost their roots so they use Maori culture to define themselves as NZers, performing the haka at ANY sports event & displaying Maori-style tattoos to prove their New Zealand-ness.
Pakeha boy: "Chur cuz, up to bro"
Maori boy: "Bro, are you Maori bro?"
Pakeha boy: "Nah bro, I wish though."
by karzlahana May 24, 2014
Translation of "Maaori" is "Fresh" or "Normal"

The Maori people are the indigenous people of Aotearoa (New Zealand) who were taken advantage of by the paakeha (European) people in 1840. A people that are constantly brought down by the New Zealand government, which is funnily enough run by paakeha people. A people who had their own language beat out of them in schools back in the older days. A people of pride and integrity. Without the paakeha, this people would have never been brought down so much. Without the paakeha, this people would have a higher population. Without the paakeha, this people would still be able to speak their own language and keep it alive. If only the paakeha people were a humble people, a kind, honest, non-greedy, peaceful people. This people would still be speaking their language fluently with pride. This people will be able to share their cultural aspects with other countries and other indigenous cultures and be able to live peacefully on their own land.
"Maori people are a beautiful people"
by asdfghjkl21717 November 09, 2014
Māori translates to natural or normal. When Europeans arrived in New Zealand, the natives had to come up with a way of defining themselves so they became known as Māori. This is because to themselves they were normal, while the Europeans became known as Pākehā, or foreign. Māori is also the name of the native language spoken by Māori people.
Someone who has Māori ancestors is considered to me Māori.

Māori is an official language of New Zealand.
by Mystery537 September 18, 2013

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