Mōteatea (Topical Term)
- Laments (Traditional)
- Traditional laments
Whakamārama: He momo waiata tangi ka rongo i te pōuri nui i te rironga o tētahi mea, pērā i te matenga o te tangata e aroha nuitia ana.
Scope Note: Traditional style laments, to express the emotions felt at the loss of a beloved person or object. Note that outside the context of Nga Upoko Tukutuku, Mōteatea is often used as a general term for songs sung in traditional mode. See also Waiata koroua and specific modes of Waiata koroua.