Definition of aroha in English:



mass nounNZ
  • 1Love; affection.

    • ‘[Interruption] Oh, he says it is because he loves them - it is aroha.’
    • ‘But really, all of my aroha, awhi, and manaaki goes to Nicola, Holly, Emma, and Zoe.’
    • ‘There was always aroha between them and he had no regrets.’
    • ‘Kaumatua, or elder, Wara Heremaia told the crowd Maori had gathered to celebrate the power of aroha, something akin to love, rather than anger.’
    • ‘Last night, so many people gave me so much love and support, and I want to carry that aroha and awhina with me always, so that I can pass it on to others.’
    • ‘The details are unimportant, but it feels like maybe some of the goodwill or aroha we picked up earlier in the year is evaporating.’
    • ‘I heard chirpy ads in Maori, cool songs about aroha in Maori, measured words in Maori.’
    • ‘At first I thought I was feeling good because of the aroha in the room, but then I figured, no, that's there every year.’
    • ‘They exist by their own force of creation and by the commitment in the hearts and the aroha of the people.’
    • ‘Nicotine dependency can cause people to prioritise their individual tobacco use and in the process, sideline fundamental Maori values, such as manaakitanga, aroha and whakapapa.’
    • ‘But NB received much aroha and praise, which is good, and I bought and got signed my copy of his novel, which is good too.’
    • ‘‘She was there for anyone and offered her Maoriness and aroha to anyone,’ says broadcaster and narrator Tainui Stephens.’
    1. 1.1 Sympathy.
      • ‘Of course, they do it because of their conscience, because of their aroha, and because of their concern for the broader social good.’
      • ‘Whanau aroha, being able to talk about their feelings and injustices, learning self-help skills and learning about themselves were important for healing.’
      • ‘With regards to the treatment of depression, participants identified the importance of whanau aroha and support, particularly being able to talk about their feelings and the injustices and being listened to.’
      • ‘The spirit behind the show is one of warm aroha and supportiveness.’
      • ‘Girls, boys, and adults being taught what is right and wrong will build our social capital, to give a genuine sense of aroha.’