Entry from British & World English dictionary
A Maori ritual chant of welcome.
- As first-timers they all receive a formal welcome that begins with the spine-chilling wero (challenge by one of the local warriors) followed by a karanga (call of welcome by one of the local women).
- Next time we are up front, doing the karanga, whaik rero, waiata etc.
- Some of the karanga she taught us were really old, and the knowledge that accompanied them… it was such an honour and a privilege to be given those taonga.
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