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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
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The proud, indigenous people of New Zealand who unfortunately are the victims of the idiotic reasonings of many a misinformed Pakeha. Many Pakeha unfortunately lack any comprehension of the treaty or the numerous misappropriations of the treaty by the crown after 1840 and unfortunately continue to violate the treaty to this day. Many seem to erroneously believe that Maori gave away all their land, when in actual fact tha vast majority of it was stolen, as anyone who has studied history on 1840-plus history will know, the "confiscation" of land by the crown to fund wars ironically on land owners in the King Country region. Many Pakeha (white people) are jealous of the Maori culture as they have no culture of their own, considering their ancestors were mostly illiterate and were dregs of European society in their homelands.
"I'm a dumb redneck National voter who likes to bitch and moan about them Maoris whilst ignoring the numerous injustices against the various iwi by the crown over the last 166 years because I'm a smelly jealous loser with no sense of culture and I'm jealous of those who have culture, including any indigenous peoples that live here!"
by JimBobbabbalabby October 04, 2006
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People that no matter what a mojority will try and do, or try to make others beleive - maori people will be who they are - An original member of NZ. -
A white New Zealander in Australia will look like an Australian, they will have to tell you that they are a kiwi, whilist a maori in Australia will be known to be from New Zealand.
by kia ora September 11, 2006
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Originating in China over 15000 years ago and travelling through Indonesia, the Phillipines, Egypt and Tahiti, and finally settling in New Zealand (Aotearoa), modern scholars and new technology shows that the Maori people, and in general the Polynesian geneolgy, are a mix of these races. Maori believe that the journey was made from a mythical land called 'Hawaiki' (which is most probably land in the South Pacific). Today, maori people are native to New Zealand and enjoy equal rights, however, many of the people can be found in Australia and other bordering countries.

A proud race of warrior people, with a great amount of knowledge about the cultivation of land and extensive in the Art of War. A very handsome race, and has been described by European settlers as the most civilized 'tribal' people encountered on their journeys across the world. Settlers were impressed with the Maori take on Christianity and religious sects.

In contrast, fierce battles took place for the ownership of land, however; the Maori could not be defeated so Settlers employed dirty tricks to rob the people of their land. Today, Maori people have found employment difficult to sustain and tend to 'live in the moment' spending government funds on alcohol and tobacco. The last full maori died in the 1960's
Hemi: Hey bro, why are there no more 'full' maoris left ow?

Hone: Its cos we're soo good looking cuz.
by Chris. T May 31, 2007
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Maoris are hella cool people who are the pride and joy of new zealand. Through years of evolution they have gained super human powers.
that guy must be a maori as he is hella cool and has hella cool super powers
by jeremy763789 June 23, 2006
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The people who got to New Zealand first; the people who arrived some time before the Europeans sailed in and homogenised yet another culture with a scantily disguised trick; the people who have been in New Zealand long enough to have developed their own culture; the people who have been in New Zealand long enough to lay claim to having a bond with the land; the people who's geneology stretches back in New Zealand terms longer than two or three generations.
To a pakeha...
"The Maori have been here a while, aye. All that way in a couple of canoes. Where's your family from bro?"
"aw, eh, my Grandad's from England / Scotland / The Netherlands / France..."
by Scottish Outsider. October 21, 2008
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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
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