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New Zealand

New Zealand

An island country in the southern Pacific Ocean southeast of Australia. Maori groups probably migrated to New Zealand from Polynesia by the late 1200s. Visited by Abel Tasman in 1642, the islands were more thoroughly explored by Capt. James Cook in three voyages between 1769 and 1777. The British established their first permanent settlement in 1840 and claimed the region as a crown colony. New Zealand received dominion status in 1907 and became fully independent in 1931. Wellington is the capital and Auckland the largest city.

New Zea′land·er n.

New Zealand

(ˈziːlənd)
n
(Placename) an independent dominion within the Commonwealth, occupying two main islands (the North Island and the South Island), Stewart Island, the Chatham Islands, and a number of minor islands in the SE Pacific: original Māori inhabitants ceded sovereignty to the British government in 1840; became a dominion in 1907; a major world exporter of dairy products, wool, and meat. Official languages: English and Māori. Religion: Christian majority, nonreligious and Māori minorities. Currency: New Zealand dollar. Capital: Wellington. Pop: 4 365 113 (2013 est). Area: 270 534 sq km (104 454 sq miles)

New` Zea′land

(ˈzi lənd)
n.
a country in the S Pacific, SE of Australia, consisting of North Island, South Island, and adjacent small islands: a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. 3,662,265; 104,454 sq. mi. (270,534 sq. km). Cap.: Wellington.
New` Zea′land•er, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.New Zealand - an independent country within the British CommonwealthNew Zealand - an independent country within the British Commonwealth; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1907; known for sheep and spectacular scenery
British Commonwealth, Commonwealth of Nations - an association of nations consisting of the United Kingdom and several former British colonies that are now sovereign states but still pay allegiance to the British Crown
British Empire - a former empire consisting of Great Britain and all the territories under its control; reached its greatest extent at the end of World War I; it included the British Isles, British West Indies, Canada, British Guiana; British West Africa, British East Africa, India, Australia, New Zealand; "the sun never sets on the British Empire"
New Zealand Islands, New Zealand - North Island and South Island and adjacent small islands in the South Pacific
Auckland - the largest city and principal port of New Zealand
Christchurch - industrial city at the center of a rich agricultural region
capital of New Zealand, Wellington - the capital of New Zealand
Cook Strait - a narrow strait separating the North Island and South Island in New Zealand
pom, pommy - a disparaging term for a British person
New Zealander, Kiwi - a native or inhabitant of New Zealand
returning officer - the official in each electorate who holds the election and returns the results
2.New Zealand - North Island and South Island and adjacent small islands in the South Pacific
North Island - the smaller but more populous of two main islands of New Zealand; separated from South Island by Cook Strait
South Island - the larger but less populous of two main islands of New Zealand; separated from North Island by Cook Strait
New Zealand - an independent country within the British Commonwealth; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1907; known for sheep and spectacular scenery
Pacific, Pacific Ocean - the largest ocean in the world
Translations
Nový Zéland
New Zealand
Nov-Zelando
Uusi-Seelanti
Novi Zeland
Új-Zéland
ニュージーランド
뉴질랜드
New ZealandNy-Zealand
Nova ZelândiaNueva Zelanda
Nova Zelandija
Nya Zeeland
ประเทศนิวซีแลนด์
nước New Zealand

New Zealand

[ˌnjuːˈziːlənd]
nNouvelle-Zélande f
in New Zealand → en Nouvelle-Zélande
adj (gen)néo-zélandais(e); [lamb] → de Nouvelle-ZélandeNew Zealander [ˌnjuːˈziːləndər] nNéo-Zélandais(e) m/f

New Zealand

[ˌnjuːˈziːlənd] n
2. adjneozelandese

New Zealand

نيُوزِلَنْدَا Nový Zéland New Zealand Neuseeland Νέα Ζηλανδία Nueva Zelanda Uusi-Seelanti Nouvelle-Zélande Novi Zeland Nuova Zelanda ニュージーランド 뉴질랜드 Nieuw-Zeeland New Zealand Nowa Zelandia Nova Zelândia Новая Зеландия Nya Zeeland ประเทศนิวซีแลนด์ Yeni Zelanda nước New Zealand 新西兰
References in classic literature ?
For instance, the inhabitants of Otaheite, who, when first discovered, were governed by hereditary kings, had arrived at a far higher grade than another branch of the same people, the New Zealanders, -- who, although benefited by being compelled to turn their attention to agriculture, were republicans in the most absolute sense.
But New Zealanders find the falsehood of this proposition self-evident.
What a contrast between the well-clad, reading, writing, thinking American, with a watch, a pencil and a bill of exchange in his pocket, and the naked New Zealander, whose property is a club, a spear, a mat and an undivided twentieth of a shed to sleep under
Having a strong economy allows us to invest in public services and create opportunities for New Zealanders something the National Party has demonstrated over the past decade.
He cares deeply about the rights and welfare of New Zealanders in paid work and I know he'll staunchly represent their interests on the working group.
It found that 93 percent of New Zealanders are least likely to socialise with co-workers outside of work and only 22 percent of New Zealanders considered dressing formally for work to be important.
EcANAKKALE (CyHAN)- A dawn service was held at Anzac Cove of Gallipoli Peninsula by the Australians and New Zealanders to commemorate the 101st Anniversary of Ecanakkale Ground War during which Anzac military forces carried out landing operation to Gallipoli in World War I.
New Zealanders have chosen a design for a possible new national flag that features the country's iconic silver fern alongside the four stars that make up the Southern Cross constellation.
Across three weeks in November and December, New Zealanders will go to the polls and collectively pick one design from four available options to become the alternative New Zealand national flag.
A new study has revealed that six out of 10 New Zealanders are unhappy due to lack of sleep.
Review of The Making of New Zealanders, by Ron Palenski (Auckland: Auckland University Press, 2012).
But England goalkeeper Geva Mentor insisted the Aussies and New Zealanders, who have dominated the sport for years, are now treating them as serious gold-medal contenders.