Definition of kotahitanga in English:

kotahitanga

noun

mass nounNZ
  • (in Maori culture) unity or solidarity.

    ‘if you create winners and losers, you lose the spirit of kotahitanga’
    • ‘They determined to work together for Māori unity (kotahitanga).’
    • ‘Unity and togetherness are two of the words the vice captain used when describing kotahitanga and how it applies to her team.’
    • ‘A number of Kotahitanga movements were directly political and some set up parliaments.’
    • ‘The Maori Party was founded on kotahitanga.’
    • ‘On the waka they learn kotahitanga - a sense of working together as one.’

Origin

From Maori kotahi ‘one’ + Maori -tanga, a suffix forming abstract nouns.

Pronunciation

kotahitanga

/ˈkəʊtəhɪˌtaŋə/