Although New Zealand is dominantly English speaking, there are things for Americans to learn about their dialect. Here I record unique terms and language used in New Zealand:
- Haka: Maori war dance. It’s often performed as a ceremonial greeting or challenge.
- Kiwi: A person born/raised in New Zealand.
- Kiwi Bird: A native, flightless bird.
- Kiwi Fruit: A brown, fuzzy fruit the size of a large egg. When cut open it reveals sweet green flesh with a ring of small black seeds.
- Torch: Flashlight