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  • Mōteatea

Mōteatea (Topical Term)

Preferred form: Mōteatea
Used for/see from:
  • Laments (Traditional)
  • Traditional laments
See also:

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.

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