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The Haka translated: Ever wondered what they’re saying?

The haka is a Maori war cry. It is fierce and involves much chanting, stamping of hands and feet and some pretty scary looking faces doing the pukana (that wild eye thing with the tongue out that they do!)

But while most people equate the haka with the start of an All Blacks match to try and scare the opposition, the haka is also done on occasions to honour great people in our country.

“Ka Mate” is the most widely known haka in New Zealand.

Here is a translation.

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The Haka Translated

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