Definition of kaupapa in English:

kaupapa

noun

NZ
  • A principle or policy.

    • ‘Young Maori leaders who are role models are coming to Parliament to present their kaupapa and to present who they are.’
    • ‘Voting against a bill for good reasons in a principled manner, based on one's party's kaupapa and policies, is not venal or corrupt.’
    • ‘I have not met her, but I am certain that she will have her heart and soul in her kaupapa, which is looking after our children.’
    • ‘The way that satellite arrangements are usually put together is that the philosophy, the language, the pedagogy, and the kaupapa of the schools do match.’
    • ‘At Te Puna we strive to fulfil our kaupapa in all that we do.’

Origin

Maori.

Pronunciation

kaupapa

/ˈkaʊpapa/