New Zealand English

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New Zealand English (NZE) is a regional dialect of English.

Like Australian English, its closest dialectal relative, and from which it is, to a large extent, derived, it's relatively new. The first English-speaking settlers, Australian rather than British, arrived in 1792.[1][2] This means that, apart from Falkland Islands English, New Zealand English is the newest variety of native speaker English.[3]

One characteristic of NZE, its vocabulary, makes it uniquely different from other English dialects, as it has incorporated many words from the Maori language, te reo Maori.[1]


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