Definition of rangatahi in English:


plural noun

  • (in Maori culture) young people; the younger generation.

    ‘we don't know what's going on, but the rangatahi do’
    • ‘The scheme is backed by Auckland District Health Board and the Rangatahi Maori Mentoring Trust.’
    • ‘They have come from every corner of New Zealand: grandmothers and tiny babies, kaumatua and rangatahi.’
    • ‘It also has a major influence on increasing the amount of popular music in Maori, further heightening interest of rangatahi in learning their language.’
    • ‘It's about real gains, feeding our kids, keeping our whanau well, creating work for our rangatahi, taking control of our future.’
    • ‘If we are serious about supporting our rangatahi towards making a successful transition to parenthood, homeownership, financial security, and community-mindedness, we need to demonstrate the willingness of the State to invest in education as a public good.’
    • ‘New Zealand's independent voice will not be lost in the melting pot of international politics, and this message is an important one for our rangatahi.’
    • ‘It is rangatahi who benefit.’
    • ‘A major focus for Maori Touch NZ is nurturing and developing rangatahi.’
    • ‘She is successfully implementing innovative, culturally responsive projects that glean tangible positive outcomes for marginalised rangatahi.’
    • ‘What we're hearing on the ground is that rangatahi know that their vote will set the direction for the next three years.’