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Definition of "haka" []

  • A Maori war dance accompanied by chanting. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "haka" in a sentence
  • "The haka is one of the most recognised parts of maori culture."
  • "The haka is very important to maori and new zealand culture, and mocking it would be very immature"
  • "A haka is basically male posturing before battle, done in this case as a specific chant with a specific set of gestures."