haeremai

haeremai

(ˈhaɪrəˌmaɪ)
interj
a Māori expression of welcome
n
the act of saying "haeremai"
[C18: Māori, literally: come hither]
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Haeremai, haeremai, naumai haeremai to all Te Runanga members in the Auckland region.
He takes shelter in a food-storage house, and the next morning a bemused Maori woman greets him, 'Ai tangata whata haeremai mou te kai.