Ko te kūmea o tētahi iwi tokoiti ki roto i te ahurea o te iwi awenui, me te aha ka whakarerea tōna ake ahurea, tōna reo, āna tikanga, ōna uara. Koirā te whāinga a te kāwanatanga o Aotearoa i ngā tau o mua, te whakawaimehanga o te iwi Māori ki roto i te ahurea Pākehā.
The subsuming of a minority group into the culture of a dominant group with the result that their own culture, language, customs and values are abandoned. Previously the goal of the government of Aotearoa was to assimilate Māori into the Pākehā culture.
waimeha - diluted