Definitions for "Waiata"
Keywords:  chant, song, sing, whaiaipo, aroha
Songs, lyrics
chant, song, poetry; to chant, to sing
a Māori song; more specifically, laments for the dead (waiata tangi) or love songs (waiata aroha or waiata whaiaipo); modern action songs may be called waiata-a-ringa (literally "hand" songs) or waiata kori, and their tunes are not necessarily Māori in origin