Definition of haere mai in English:

haere mai

exclamation

  • Used as a Maori greeting.

    ‘Welcome, haere mai to the first edition of the online On Campus, the electronic sister publication to the magazine.’
    ‘I would like to welcome all the new members to the House - nau mai, haere mai.’

Origin

Maori, literally ‘come hither’.

Pronunciation

haere mai

/ˌhʌɪrə ˈmʌɪ/