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Höri is a municipality in the district of Bülach in the canton of Zürich in Switzerland, and belongs to the Glatt Valley (German: Glattal).


Hori may refer to:

  • Hori (surname), a Japanese surname
  • Hori (company), a Japanese manufacturer of video game peripherals
  • Hori (music), a genre of semiclassical Indian music
  • Hori (racial slur), a derogatory term for the Māori people of New Zealand
Hori (music)

Hori is a genre of semi-classical singing, popular in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. It can be adorned with a Bhairavi, Thumri etc.

It comes in the series of season songs, like Chaiti, Sawani and Kajari, and is traditionally sung in the villages and towns of Uttar Pradesh: around Banaras, Mirzapur, Mathura, Allahabad and the Bhojpur regions of Bihar.

Hori (surname)

Hori (written: 堀 or 保利) is a Japanese surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • , Japanese writer

  • , Japanese samurai

  • , Japanese voice actor

  • , Japanese kickboxer

  • , Japanese actress and voice actress

  • , Japanese footballer

  • , Japanese baseball player

  • , Japanese politician

  • , Japanese samurai

  • Naoto Hori (born 1964), Japanese footballer
  • , Japanese dollmaker

  • Shigeyuki Hori, Japanese automotive engineer
  • , Japanese footballer and manager

  • , Japanese writer, poet and translator

  • , Japanese politician

  • , Japanese chief executive

  • , Japanese voice actor

Hori (racial slur)

The term Hori is an offensive derogatory term for a person of Māori descent. The term comes from a transliteration of the English name George, which was very popular during the early years of European colonisation of New Zealand. By means of synecdoche, the term came to be ascribed firstly to any unknown male Māori, and then as a negative epithet to all male Māori. The level of offence implied by the use of the term has varied over time and, of course, with context.

The term has a second, equally derogatory meaning as an adjective, referring to something that is broken, false, or in poor condition.

The usage as a derogatory term for Māori grew with the increasing urbanisation of Māori and is still common, though its usage may be less than in past decades.

In the early 1960s the Pākehā writer W. Norman McCallum published several bestselling comedic books under the pseudonym "Hori". The pseudonym was chosen as a typical Māori name, and the books depicted Māori as overweight, lazy, and happy-go lucky.

As with the equivalent term " nigger" in the United States, the term has to some extent been "reclaimed" within the community which it was originally intended to insult, especially in street slang. It is often meant as a term of endearment amongst Māori or as a signifier of "keeping it real". An example is the musical group A Hori Buzz, the frontman of which states he chose the name for its Māori humor.

Usage examples of "hori".

The soldiers of Horio Mosuke, Nakagawa Sebei, Takayama Ukon, and Ikeda Shonyu had all scrambled to be first to climb up Tennozan, but it was only Hori Kyutaro who commanded his troops to take the crossroad up to the north side of the foothills.

This was true for the soldiers of the Hori corps as well as for the men of the Akechi.

The section of the Hori corps that had pursued the enemy down the mountain first was now caught in a pincer movement just as Kyutaro had feared, and an appalling battle ensued.

The Hori warriors cut off his men with the speed of the wind and began to encircle them.

The generals Nakagawa Sebei, Takayama Ukon, Ikeda Shonyu, and Hori Kyutaro all moved their command posts there.

Hideyoshi had appointed the steady Hori Kyutaro as the leader of the invasion of Mikawa, it was Hidetsugu whom he designated as commander-in-chief.

Seated about the table is a Maori bloke, Hori Hura, what the whites rudely call the Hairy Horror.

I had hoped to Hori Hura and his Parkhurst boys who are, towards the end of the evening, a little too drunk and do not take all the opportunities me generosity affords them.

I am too frightened even to lick at the rum and when me eyes clear I sees Hori Hura moving slowly towards Hawk with the jagged green bottle neck clutched in his enormous fist.

Tommo in the face, splashing across his blouse as Hori Hura smashes his rum bottle against the window sill.

I turned around to hit Maple and Syrup, Nottingham picked up the broken chair and smashed it down on the back of my head so that it was dicky-birds and bursting stars as I joined Hori Hura on the floor.

There is no mention of the death of Hori Hura and it is clear they do not see me as guilty of any crime against one of their own people.

Maori attacking the prison was seeking revenge for the death of Hori Hura.

Suddenly, it is as if I am back at the gaol in Kororareka with Maple and Syrup holding my arms and Hori Hura threatening me.

Pepi and Hori can wait here with the other horses until men come for them with other chariots.