noun New Zealand.
a Maori greeting in which noses are pressed together.

1840–45; < Maori

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hongi (ˈhɒŋiː)
(NZ) a form of salutation expressed by touching noses

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Maoris say hello by pressing their noses together in a greeting called hongi.
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