Talk:Maori voting rights in Australia

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Page Move[edit]

I've moved this page back under the auspicies of Wikipedia:Manual_of_Style#National_varieties_of_English, for the following reasons:

  • The article was originally created in Australian English.
  • The article primarily concerns the politics of Australia.
  • It is not accepted at all in Australian English to use a macron over words of Maori origin. From my recent travels in New Zealand, it does not even appear to be particularly widespread there.

For this reason, I've moved it back. I am however happy for a redirect to remain, as this will help it appear correct from any NZ pages that might link to this one.

Lankiveil 14:51, 15 October 2007 (UTC).

I don't have a problem with this article not using macrons. Australians get to decide how to spell words of foreign origin in Australian-related articles (within reason).-gadfium 08:17, 27 October 2007 (UTC)

Pluralisation of "Maori" in Australian English[edit]

In Australian English, is the word "Maori" pluralised as "Maori" or "Maoris"? In New Zealand, one refers to "many Māori" (prescriptively, if not in practice), but I was under the impression that an Australian would refer to "many Maoris" – correct me if I'm wrong. This may be somewhat trivial, but it seems a logical extension of the previous discussion. Cheers. Liveste (talkedits) 00:04, 4 April 2008 (UTC)

Either-or, really. Maori words like "kiwi" are usually pluralised ("Kiwis"), but the word "Maori" itself would usually be accepted and understood either way. Lankiveil (speak to me) 05:30, 6 April 2008 (UTC).