Definition of waiata in English:

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waiata

Pronunciation: /ˈwʌɪətə/

noun

A Maori song.
Example sentences
  • To this day, the waiata and chants expressed on the pa continue to manifest those principles.
  • Just as a further clarification, often during a treaty settlement bill the gallery will contribute by way of either a waiata or applause, as we have just heard.
  • So there is a sadness, but there is also the survival aspect that's sung about in a number of our waiata.

Origin

Maori.

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