- a ceremonial Maori war dance that involves chanting.
- a similar performance by a sports team before a game, especially in New Zealand Rugby.
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Examples from the Web for haka
The Haka, a traditional Maori dance, is best known as the pregame ritual of the New Zealand All Blacks rugby team.Cartoon Streetfights, Giant Mutant Spider Dogs, and More Viral Videos
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Then they cut the hose up—and the Maoris went on with their "haka."Trooper Bluegum at the Dardanelles
Men only take part in the haka, which is a war dance, and a good one, too.Seven Legs Across the Seas
Their skulls had decorated the village of some Chin chief at Haka ever since.
The Hakas, lying south of the Tashon country and round about Haka.
“You see that my arrow-head is good; it will kill any one,” said the Haka.Creation Myths of Primitive America
- a Māori war chant accompanied by gestures
- a similar performance by a rugby team
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