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Any of various Japanese verse forms alternating lines of five and seven morae with an additional last line of seven morae, especially tanka.

[Japanese : wa, Japanese, of Japan (from Early Middle Chinese ʔwa, Japan, the Japanese, also the source of Mandarin , archaic name for Japan) + ka, song, poem (from Middle Chinese ka; see tanka).]
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1. (Nautical Terms) a Māori canoe, usually made from a tree trunk
2. (Peoples) a tribal group claiming descent from the first Māori settlers in New Zealand
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Lav Diaz's short film, 'Ang Araw Bago ang Wakas,' won best feature at the recent 14th Tabor Film Festival in Zabok, Croatia.
Diaz's 16-minute work, Ang Araw Bago ang Wakas, won the Principal Prize at the 62nd International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, held last May 10.
With the enduring music of Sugarfree as its main driving force, the ongoing rock musical "Sa Wakas" has made theater-an art form occasionally perceived as elitist-more relatable and accessible, especially to the youth.
Business owner Wakas Khalid hopes his new venture will be a positive example to people in a city that's recently been hit by a wave of violent crime.
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