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maimai Play

1. (noun) song of affection for the dead, haka to welcome guest to a tangihanga.

He waiata aroha, he waiata tangi te maimai. He momo haka hoki hei whakatau i te manuhiri ki te tangihanga (RTP 2015:119). / A maimai is a song of affection, a lament. It is also a type of haka to welcome guest to a tangi.

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