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posted 22 Mar 2014, 01:08 by Sandra Kirby
Apparently Te Reo Maori has heavily influenced English internationally.  For every 1000 English words 6 are if Maori origin - kiwi being #1.  
Plant, animal and bird names are the most prolific of those borrowed ( hence kiwi) but also words like mana for prestige are considered universal.

There are 13 other languages that English borrows more from - with Latin, French and German being right up there.  Te Reo Maori fits between Indian (pyjamas, chutney eyc) but ahead of Russian ( borst, vodka) 
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