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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How to use King Country in a sentence

  • 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.

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  • 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.