Definition of waiata in English:
A Maori song.
- 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.