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All Blacks Haka.

Maori warrior

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I suppose you know the Six Nations Rugby World Cup is being held in France these days, and if there’s an image that really calls our attention, that’s New Zealand ritual Haka. The team is also known as the All Blacks.

The Maori (native people from New Zealand) ritual dance carried out by the players before a match is called Haka. It is an expression of the passion, strength and identity of their race. It used to be (= solia ser) a war dance, carried out before a battle. These are the words:

Ka mate! Ka mate! Ka ora! Ka ora!

Ka mate! Ka mate! Ka ora! Ka ora!

Tenei te tangata puhuru huru

Nana nei i tiki mai

Whakawhiti te ra

A upa … ne! ka upa … ne!

A upane kaupane whiti te ra!

Hi !!!

English translation

I die! I die! I live! I live!

I die! I die! I live! I live!

This is the hairy man

Who fetched the Sun

And caused it to shine again

One upward step! Another upward step!

An upward step, another.. the Sun shines!

Maori is pronounced like in Spanish, but WH sounds like an F.

Before the Haka, the team leader – usually of Maori descent – encourages his mates with the following words:

Ringa pakia
Uma tiraha
Turi whatia
Hope whai ake
Waewae takahia kia kino hoki

English translation

Slap the hands against the thighs
Puff out the chest
Bend the knees
Let the hip follow
Stamp the feet as hard as you can

(Text translated from

And now, enjoy and sing the Haka!