The Haka

Menstuff® has information on the Haka, a traditional Maori war dance

The All Blacks's Legendary Haka
The All Blacks's legendary Haka 2
Dances of Life (Maori excerpt)
Maori Culture
Maori Culture #2 Good sound track starting at 2:47
Maori Haka
Hot Haka
Dances of Life (Maori excerpt)
Haka Battle
Wales Haka Response


The All Blacks's legendary Haka

The All Blacks Haka is a traditional Maori dance. A haka was traditionally performed before charging into battle. In 1888 the first Haka was performed by a New Zealand rugby team in Britain.

The All Black Haka involves loud chanting, aggressive body movements and fierce facial expressions; it is seen as a challenge thrown down by the All Blacks to their opponents on the field.

Ka mate! Ka mate! Ka ora! Ka ora! (I die! I die! I Live! I live!)
Tenei te tanata puhuru huru (This is the hairy man)
Nana nei i tiki mai (Who fetched the Sun)
Whakawhiti te ra (And caused it to shine again)
A! ka! (One upward step! Another upward step!)
A upane kaupane whiti te ra! (An upward step, another...the Sun shines!!)
hi (rise/dawn)

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