Definition of Maoritanga in English:



mass noun
  • Maori culture, traditions, and way of life.

    • ‘It goes on about how she's returned to her roots and how she's exploring her culture and finding new ways of expressing her Maoritanga.’
    • ‘In 1993 the Privy Council told the Crown that it had a duty actively to protect Maoritanga, which includes language and culture.’
    • ‘This is a staunch community, mainly Maori, aware that they are not only inheritors of Maoritanga but also Nga Morehu - ‘the survivors’.’
    • ‘This time around, the question line has been a bit more adult: instead of chit-chat about travel and hobbies, she has been talking about Maoritanga, love and land.’
    • ‘The 17-year-old is committed to her Maoritanga and a fluent te reo speaker, as well as a talented artist often focusing on Maori themes.’