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King Country

noun
1.
the King Country, an area in the centre of North Island, New Zealand: home of the King Movement, a nineteenth-century Māori separatist movement
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  • Some eighteen miles away one reached the border of the king country, the large tract of land then in the hands of the Maoris.

  • Gorst, ordered to quit the king country, refused to budge without instructions.

    The Long White Cloud

    William Pember Reeves
  • The portion specially alloted to them is called the king country, and no European may enter this without permission.

  • The king country, which long remained closed to the missionaries and to all Europeans, is now open in every part.

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