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ha·ka

 (hä′kä)
n.
1. A Maori war dance accompanied by chanting.
2. A similar choreographed chant performed by a Rugby team, especially one from New Zealand.

[Maori; akin to Hawaiian ha'a, men's dance performed with bent knees, and Samoan sa'a, to be short-legged, dance, all from Proto-Polynesian *saka, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *sakaŋ, bowlegged (compare Tagalog sakaŋ, bowlegged), from Proto-Austronesian *-kaŋ, spread apart (as the legs or something split in two).]

haka

(ˈhɑːkə)
n
1. (Anthropology & Ethnology) a Māori war chant accompanied by gestures
2. (Rugby) a similar performance by a rugby team
[Māori]

haka

A Maori word meaning a war chant and dance.
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