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Te Orokohanga

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Song in the native Maori language of Aotearoa about the genesis of Moko Kauae, traditional chin tattoo

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Te Orokohanga

Te kitea, Te rawea, Te whiwhia - The seeking, the searching, the acquisition
Kawea mai ngā taonga a Te Pū Motomoto – Bring forth the treasures through the door Te Puu Motomoto
Ki te hiringa matua – the energy of man is formed
Te hiringa tipua – Sacred mana is endowed
Te hiringa tā whito- rangi – the sanction of birth was given
Te Orokohanga o Te Puhi Ariki – for the birth of the first women of nobility
Chorus
Mau tonu mai ki nga taonga tuku iho a nga tupuna (Preserve the gifts bestowed by our ancestors)
Kua tae ki te wa (The intricate cycle is complete)
Wahine toa, women of strength and pride
Wahine toa
Wahine toa
Mauria ora, live in health and well being
Ka moetahi a Mataora raua ko Niwareka (Mataora and Miwareka united)
Tākoha ana te Tā moko me te Rangihaupapa (The gift of Ta Moko along with the cloak Te Rangihaupapa are bestowed)
Te tātai wāhine mai Te One-i-kurawaka (This woman that arose from Te One-i-kura-waka)
Te Tā Moko mai Rarohenga – (Ta Moko derives from Rarohenga)
Ka tiritiria,ka poupoua ki te Te Whaiao - (Allotted and sown for the World of Light)
Ka hua ake, Ko Moko Kauwae – (The fruition of Moko Kauae is completed)
Chorus
Mau tonu mai ki nga taonga tuku iho a nga tupuna (Preserve the gifts bestowed by our ancestors)
Kua tae ki te wa (The intricate cycle is complete)
Wahine toa, women of strength and pride
Wahine toa
Wahine toa
Mauria ora, live in health and well being
Kia tu kaha tu pono
Kia tu tika tu pono
Kia tu kaha tu pono
Kia tu tika tu pono x 2
Kia tu kaha

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released April 10, 2015

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