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haka pōwhiri Play

1. (noun) welcome haka - ceremonial dance performed to welcome visitors. Sometimes leaves are waved by the performers as a symbol of death.

Ka tata mai te ope rā, ka whakahuatia te haka pōwhiri (TPH 20/6/1905:4). / When that party were close, the welcome haka was performed.

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