Definition of hikoi in English:

hikoi

nounPlural hikois

NZ
  • A communal walk or march, typically for publicity or as a form of protest.

    ‘there were tents on parliament lawn and hikois through the capital’
    • ‘In early May, some 15,000 people protested outside parliament following a two-week hikoi by Maori.’
    • ‘Against this background, the first land rights hikoi was organised in 1975.’
    • ‘The hikoi coincided with the 59th anniversary of the second battle of El Alamein.’
    • ‘People have been angered by the term coined by the media - 'hikoi of the hopeless'.’
    • ‘The massive disruption estimated by the illegal Maori hikoi turned out to be adequately managed by the police.’
    • ‘I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the people involved in making this hikoi possible.’
    • ‘I would also like to praise the police activities on the hikoi.’
    • ‘The Green Party MPs were holding the banner when the hikoi arrived.’
    • ‘Similarly there is a story from the Hikoi of the woman who gave her shoes to a walker whose own shoes were expiring.’
    • ‘I ask Parliament why the Prime Minister has not gone down to talk to those in the hikoi who have assembled out the front.’

Origin

Maori.

Pronunciation

hikoi

/ˈhiːkɔɪ/