Kia ora Tamariki ma!!
This the music, and these are the words to the waiata (song) Ā Haka Mana.
The song is used to help pronounce Māori words (or kupu) correctly.
It does NOT have any meaning in English.

Vowels are pronounced as follows:


Sounds like the underlined
part of the English word
A
Are
E
There
I
Three
O
Or
U
Two

Consonant Sounds

Consonant
Pronunciation
R
Is pronounced with a slight roll of the tongue.
The tongue lightly touches the roof of the mouth once near the front.
WH
Is generally pronounced like an F (the top front teeth and bottom lip barely touch).
NG
The sound is similar to the middle ng in singing.
T
Somewhere between the sound of D and T in English pronunciation.

Ā haka mana para tawa ngāwhā
Ē heke mene pere tewe ngēwhē
Ī hiki mini piri tiwi ngīwhī
Ō hoko mono poro towo ngōwhō
Ā Ē Ī Ō Ū
Ū huku munu puru tuwu ngūwhū !
(Repeat)