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A group dance of Zealand's Maori people featuring rhythmic chanting, vigorous facial and arm movements, and foot stamping. Traditionally a dance, today it is also performed to welcome guests, as a mark of respect at occasions such as commemorations and funerals, as a challenge to opposing teams at sports events, and for artistic purposes.
(quote-book), publisher in ordinary to Her Majesty|year=1838|volume=I|page=81|pageurl=https://archive.org/stream/newzealandbeingn00polapage/n104/mode/1up|oclc=1003989957|passage=After each of my retinue were presented to the chief, partaking of the honour of the ougi, or salutation, the hákà, or dance of welcome, was performed; this was commenced by our entertainers, who placed themselves in an extended line, in ranks four deep. This dance, to a stranger witnessing it for the first time, is calculated to excite the most alarming fears; (..)
(quote-journal), 15 London|Waterloo Place|month=January|year=1876|volume=XXXIII|issue=193|page=65|pageurl=https://books.google.com/books?id=pzMFAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA65|oclc=561748243|passage=A "Haka" is the native dance, answering to the ''corroboree'' of the Australian aboriginals, and we were anxious to see it. (..) Later in the evening, however, the complaisant Herekiekie entertained a small and select party at a "Haka" in his "whare" or house (pronounced wharry). It was exactly what I expected. The performers, all male, stood in a row, one, slightly advanced, acting as fugleman. They shouted and gesticulated with the most hideous and revolting gestures, grimaces, and yells.
(quote-book)|year=1986|pages=198 and 200|pageurl=https://books.google.com/books?id=nl6YC_ENpbAC&pg=PA198|isbn=978-0-671-61768-4|passage=The children might get up and dance in the middle of their sums. Matawhero might stand up and lead a haka if I'm not careful. Oh dear.
(quote-web)|date=23 October 2011|passage=An already febrile atmosphere within the ground before the start had been stoked still further when France's players formed an arrow formation to face down the haka, and then advanced slowly over halfway as the capacity crowd roared.
(quote-book)|year=2013|pages=105–106|pageurl=https://books.google.com/books?id=DfugcepoGqsC&pg=PA105|isbn=978-0-231-16500-6|passage=The Maori ''haka'' ritual has been made famous by the All Blacks, New Zealand's national rugby team. Before each match, the All Blacks face their opponents and engage in a synchronized display of hand-slapping, feet-stomping, chest-pumping, tongue-wagging, and eye-popping chanting and dancing designed to intimidate their opponents. The All Blacks' version of the ''haka'' is called ''ka-mate'', a war ''haka'' or ''peruperu''. (..) But ''hakas'' are not restricted to war; they are also used as a welcome to strangers, as part of a funeral, or as part of various celebrations and ceremonies.
(quote-book); Wanganui, New Zealand: H. Ireson Jones|year=1870|page=274|pageurl=https://books.google.com/books?id=LcERAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA274|oclc=57701969|passage=They hoisted him up to the ridge pole and lighted the fire; they began to haka, when they were tired of that they sang songs, (..)
(quote-book) &91;page 214&93; She hakaed for some time, and all the people were quite in love with her.
(quote-book)|year=2011|isbn=978-1-86940-477-2|passage=We captured the trenches midst our hakas and cheering. The other party did well, we could hear them on the opposite hill cheering, and hakaing as they went along.
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