Pronunciation: (mä'ô-rē, -ō-rē, mou'rē, mä'rē), [key]
—n., pl. -ris, (esp. collectively) -ri for 1,
1. a member of the native Polynesian population of New Zealand.
2. a Polynesian language, the language of the Maoris.
of or pertaining to the Maoris or their language.
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