Since I put in a Maori words section, I thought I’d put in the Haka as well, New Zealand and the All Blacks’ signature chant. I love watching the Haka, especially when it’s the All Blacks doing it. 🙂
The Haka is a Maori war dance, traditionally done prior to going into battle.
|Leader:||Ringa pakia!||Slap hands against thighs!|
|Uma tiraha!||Puff out chest.|
|Turi whatia!||Bend knees!|
|Hope whai ake!||Let the hip follow!|
|Waewae takahia kia kino!||Stamp the feet as hard as you can!|
|Leader:||Ka mate, ka mate||‘I die, I die,|
|Team:||Ka ora’ Ka ora’||‘I live, ‘I live,|
|Leader:||Ka mate, ka mate||‘I die, ‘I die|
|Team:||Ka ora Ka ora “||‘I live, ‘I live,|
|All:||Tēnei te tangata pūhuruhuru||This is the hairy man|
|Nāna i tiki mai whakawhiti te rā||…Who caused the sun to shine again for me|
|Upane… Upane||Up the ladder, Up the ladder|
|Upane Kaupane”||Up to the top|
|Whiti te rā,!||The sun shines!|
I couldn’t decide which video I liked better, so i put in both of them!
The ref is looking really uncomfortable, it’s soo funny!! And i think this is one of the best Hakas i have seen in a while.
This one is slightly better quality, it’s All Blacks VS England, 2004. It’s a while ago, but you the most awesome part is looking at the opposing team, and their faces.