kia ora

/ (ˌkɪə ˈɔːrə) /

sentence substitute

NZ greetings! good luck!

Nearby words

  1. ki,
  2. ki tse,
  3. ki.,
  4. kia,
  5. kia kaha,
  6. kiaat,
  7. kiabooca,
  8. kialing,
  9. kiamichi,
  10. kiamusze

Word Origin for kia ora

Māori, literally: be well!

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