Origin of pakehafrom Maori
Origin of PakehaMaori Pākehā perhaps akin to pakepakehā, pākehakeha imaginary pale-skinned beings
(plural pakehas or pakeha)
- (New Zealand) A non-Maori, especially a European New Zealander.
- 2004: Henry asked if missionaries were now active on the Chathams at which Mr Evans & Mr D'Arnoq exchanged looks, & the former informed us, "˜Nay, the Maori don't take kindly to us Pakeha spoiling their Moriori with too much civilization.' "” David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas