New Zealander Baby Names & New Zealander Names

New Zealand boasts several languages, with “New Zealand” English as the dominant language used in daily life and business. New Zealand English is spoken by most New Zealanders but is not recognized as an official language. In practice, New Zealand’s two official languages are Maori and New Zealand Sign Language. About 70,000 people speak Maori natively and New Zealand Sign language is recognized for legal use in all federal, government and legal proceedings. Other lesser known languages are used in ethnic communities by indigenous people, and most are part of the Polynesian language family. Baby Name World has a growing list of New Zealander and Maori baby names and name meanings for public use.

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