Cultural Facts and Photos: The Ancestral War Cry of New Zealand’s Maori Warriors

Students who recently traveled to New Zealand with EF Educational Tours captured this Maori warrior performing the Haka, an ancestral war cry and dance traditionally performed in unison by a group of men before entering battle. The Maori are an indigenous group who make up about 15% of New Zealand’s population. Today the Haka is often performed at ceremonies and events in honor of guests and social celebrations. As the Maori would say, this photo is kauanuanu (awesome).

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Maori Warrior

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