Dozens of Māori and New Zealand words added to Oxford English Dictionary – BBC News

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) has added dozens of words commonly used in New Zealand by the country’s Māori people.

The OED now includes ‘kia ora e hoa’ – or ‘hi mate’; ‘koha’ meaning gift; ‘whenua’ or land and ‘rangatiratanga’ signifying the right to self-determination.

Other non-Māori words have also been added, including ‘after-ball’ – a party following a formal event – and ‘chur’, used conversationally to express good wishes.

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