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Pakeha

/ˈpɑːkɪˌhɑː/
noun
1.
(in New Zealand) a person who is not of Māori ancestry, esp a White person
Word Origin
from Māori
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Historical Examples
  • The white man gives us natives a pound for a pig, but he gives a pakeha four pounds for such a pig.

    The Treaty of Waitangi T. Lindsay Buick
  • This was the land of the Maori before the pakeha came out of the sea.'

    Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2) William Delisle Hay
  • Both the Governor and the Queen will be well pleased to hear of your opposing Heke, and so will all the pakeha people.

    Old New Zealand Earl of Pembroke.
  • The mihonere and the kuremata have taught them the things of the pakeha.

    Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2) William Delisle Hay
  • I can only hint there was something said about the law, and driving the pakeha into the sea.

    Old New Zealand Earl of Pembroke.
  • If you become his pakeha, he will be bound to fight for you.

    The Adventures of Don Lavington George Manville Fenn
  • Many a proud rangitira served his country in the ranks, an example to some of his pakeha brothers.

    New Zealanders at Gallipoli Major Fred Waite
  • He says his pakeha was to have brought plenty of guns and powder, and he has not brought any.

    The Adventures of Don Lavington George Manville Fenn
  • One of these people might be easily recognized, after a little experience, even by a pakeha.

    Old New Zealand Earl of Pembroke.
  • But now, because of the advent of the pakeha, power had melted in his hand like snow.

    An Old New Zealander T. Lindsay Buick

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