Definition of mihanere in English:

mihanere

(also mihinare)

noun

NZ
historical
  • A Maori convert to (especially Protestant) Christianity; a Protestant Maori. Frequently attributive or as adjective Compare "missionary".

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in New Zealand Journal. From Maori mihinare, mihingare (Protestant) missionary (and hence a person converted to Christianity by one) from English missionary.