kia ora

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Maori kia ora.

InterjectionEdit

kia ora

  1. (New Zealand) Expressing good will or gratitude.

MaoriEdit

InterjectionEdit

kia ora

  1. A greeting (salutation) said when meeting someone or acknowledging someone’s arrival or presence.
  2. An expression of gratitude (similar to cheers!).
  3. An expression of support or agreement (similar to hear hear).

See alsoEdit

  • tēnā koe
  • tēnā kōrua
  • tēnā koutou
Last modified on 19 June 2013, at 14:34