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Geography, Demography and Cultural Factors

Jennifer Hay, Margaret Maclagan and Elizabeth Gordon

in New Zealand English

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print March 2008 | ISBN: 9780748625291
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748651542 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625291.003.0001
Geography, Demography and Cultural Factors

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This chapter discusses the geography, demography, and culture of New Zealand; the arrival of the Maori; the arrival of Europeans; the European settlement of New Zealand; the origins of the early European settlers; the late nineteenth century; New Zealand in the early twentieth century; Maori in the twentieth century; socioeconomic class; the anti-nuclear policy; New Zealand in the twenty-first century; population distribution; the Maori language in New Zealand; Pacific Islanders in New Zealand; the Asian population in New Zealand; and relations with Australia.

Keywords: Maori; European settlement; socioeconomic class; anti-nuclear policy; population distribution; language; Pacific Islanders; Asian population; Australia

Chapter.  5260 words. 

Subjects: Linguistics

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