Words and definitions are gathered from “Ngā tikanga o te marae” (Rawinia Higgins and John C. Moorfieldo) and maoridictionary.co.nz
Hui – to gather, to meet, to assemble
Manuhiri – visitors, guest
marae ātea – courtyard
wharenui – meeting house, where guests are accommodated
waerea – protective incantation (series of words said as a magic charm or spell)
karakia – to recite ritual chants, say grace, pray, recite a prayer, chant.
mākutu – ability to inflict physical or physiological her or death through spiritual powers.
wero – a challenge delivered by the tangata whenua to the visitors to determine the nature of the encounter.
Tangata Whenua – at home, to be natural
taki – dart
waewae tapu – newcomer, rare visitor.
karanga – to call, to shout, to summon, to call out.
whaikōrero – formal speech
whakaeke – to attack, insult, invade, alight.
haka pōhiri – welcoming haka, ceremonial dance.
rau – green leaves
paepae – orators’ bench
whakaaraara. – warning call
tau- year, age
tauparapara – incantation to begin the speech
whare tipuna – ancestral house
mate – dead
kawa – protocols
koha – gifts or tokens of appreciation
whakanoa – to remove tapu
tangi – to cry, to mourn, weep, weep over.
waiata – to sing
harirū – to shake hands
manaakitanga – generosity, kindness, hospitality
manaaki – to support, take care of
pepeha – to say, exclaim