Kiwi is a nickname given to people from New Zealand. The name comes from the kiwi bird, which is native to New Zealand and is the country's national symbol. The name is not considered offensive and is used internationally. It was first added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 1918.

New Zealand is a country in the southwest Pacific Ocean. It is an island country and is made up of two main landmasses, the South Island and the North Island, along with many smaller islands. As of 2014, New Zealand has a population of 4.5 million, and its capital city is Wellington.