Whakaata

To whakaata e roto te whakaata

Maku tena tino ataahua koe ki waiata

Kei hea ra mate, ma te haere koe ki roto

E ngari te po nga arohanui ko koe

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Translated into Maori by Yvonne, voice Cole

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To whakaata e roto te whakaata  Maku tena tino ataahua koe ki waiata  Kei hea ra mate, ma te haere koe ki roto  E ngari te po nga arohanui ko koeTurn
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The mirror

You dance the "haka"

Maori love poem (aroha ruri) for a distant princess of the South Seas islands. An answer of a man a bit poet, in front of your avenging weapon, your seduction, which drowned him in your beauty. You dance the "haka" in front of your lovers, just to make them smile.

The reo maori

The reo maori is an official language in New Zealand and spoken by 160,000 people, it is part of the Tahitian languages group. Maori art is one of the most famous of Oceania for the richness and fineness of its carved and chiseled decorations on the frameworks of the headquarters, the pirogues and many suite objects. Stone and ivory are also skilfully worked to make weapons or ornaments.
Marquesan languages
Rapanui poem - Marquesan poem - Tahitian poem - Hawaiian poem
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