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haka

[hah-kah] /ˈhɑ kɑ/
noun
1.
a ceremonial Maori war dance that involves chanting.
2.
a similar performance by a sports team before a game, especially in New Zealand Rugby.
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haka

/ˈhɑːkə/
noun (NZ)
1.
a Māori war chant accompanied by gestures
2.
a similar performance by a rugby team
Word Origin
Māori
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