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Māori Americans

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Māori Americans
Total population
Regions with significant populations
Hawaii, Utah, California, Arizona and Nevada
English, Māori and Spanish
Christianity, Māori religion
Related ethnic groups
Pacific Islands Americans, Polynesians

Māori Americans are Americans of Māori descent, an ethnic group from New Zealand.

Some Māori are Mormons and are drawn to Mormon regions of Hawaii and Utah, as well as in California, Arizona and Nevada.[2] Māori were part of the first Mormon Polynesian colony of the US, which was founded in Utah in 1889.[3]

Since at least 1895, many Māori have immigrated to the US to study at universities and to seek employment opportunities, in addition to doing so for religious reasons.[2]

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  1. ^ New Zealand-born figures from the 2000 U.S. Census; maximum figure represents sum of "Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander" and people of mixed race. United States Census Bureau (2003)."Census 2000 Foreign-Born Profiles (STP-159): Country of Birth: New Zealand" (PDF). (103 KB). Washington, D.C.: U.S. Census Bureau.
  2. ^ a b Brian Russell Roberts; Michelle Ann Stephens, eds. (2017). Archipelagic American Studies. Duke University Press. ISBN 9780822373209.
  3. ^ Brij V. Lal; Kate Fortune (2000). The Pacific Islands: An Encyclopedia, Volumen 1. University of Hawai'i Press. ISBN 9780824822651. Page 116.
  4. ^ "Profiles". maorisportsawards.co.nz. Retrieved 22 July 2016.
  5. ^ "Latest Articles Home | E-Tangata - A Māori and Pasifika Sunday magazine". e-tangata.co.nz. Retrieved 22 July 2016.
  6. ^ "NFL success runs in Ellison whānau | Māori Television". maoritelevision.com. Retrieved 22 July 2016.
  7. ^ "Riki Ellison: An all-American Kiwi hero | Stuff.co.nz". stuff.co.nz. 29 January 2015. Retrieved 22 July 2016.
  8. ^ "Secret weapon - features - sunday-star-times | Stuff.co.nz". stuff.co.nz. 28 August 2009. Retrieved 22 July 2016.
  9. ^ Dacre, Karen (16 February 2017). "Meet fashion's new muses". London Evening Standard. Retrieved 1 March 2021.