Historical loan words
haka as a show of force before an attack in battle.
Ko te whakarewa, arā whakarewarewa he tūtū ngārehu (M 2006:122). / The 'whakarewa', or 'whakarewarewa' refers to the 'tūtū ngārahu' or war dance performed prior to battle.
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