Kailao


Kailao

dance, also derived from the 'Uvean original is similarly titled "ka'loa"

The Sipi Tau, performed by the 'Ikale Tahi, the national rugby union team before each match is a form of Kailao.

ong: Sipi Tau

:"okinaEi e!, okinaEi ē!"
:"Teu lea pea tala ki mamani katoa"
:"Ko e okinaIkale Tahi kuo halofia."
:"Ke okinailo okinae he sola mo e taka"
:"Ko e okinaaho ni te u tamate tangata,"
:"okinaA e haafe mo e tautuaokinaa"
:"Kuo huokinai hoku anga tangata."

:"He! he! okinaEi ē! Tū."

:"Te u peluki e molo mo e foueti taka,"
:"Pea ngungu mo ha loto fitaokinaa"
:"Te u inu e okinaoseni, pea kana mo e afi"
:"Keu mate ai he ko hoku loto."

:"Ko Tonga pe mate ki he moto"
:"Ko Tonga pe mate ki he moto."

Translation

:Aye, ay! Aye, ay!
:I shall speak to the whole world
:The Sea Eagles is famished unfurl.

:Let the foreigner and sojourner beware
:Today, destroyer of souls, I am everywhere
:To the halfback and backs
:Gone has my humanness.

:Hey! hey! Aye ay! Zap.

:Maul and loose forwards shall I mow
:And crunch any fierce hearts you know
:Ocean I drink, fire I dine
:To death or victory my will is fine.

:That's how Tonga dies to her motto
:To her motto Tonga gives all.

ee also

*Haka of the All Blacks
*Cibi
*Siva tau


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