Top Definition
A person of Maori descent is an ethnicity that is indigenous to Aotearoa (New Zealand).

Maori are also known as Tangata Whenua (people of the land)
Example for a person of Maori descent having a conversation...

Maori: Hey my Pakeha (european) bro, who was the first person to discover NZ?
Pakeha: Abel Tasman
Maori: True bro. So howcome he never set foot on Aotearoa?
Pakeha: (researches that Abel Tasmans ship was attacked at sea by Maori warriors when he got too close to Aotearoa) Ummmm.....
by Arihana The Great November 14, 2013

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