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  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: Huli

    Hawaiian Word of the Day: Huli

    Friday, January 19 2018 4:02 PM EST2018-01-19 21:02:05 GMT

    Aloha ?Aina ho?i kakou, ?o Laiana Kanoa-Wong keia me ka hua ?olelo o ka la. Our Hawaiian word of the day is "Huli". Let?s try that together, "huli". A ?o ia!. Huli can mean to turn over, or change as an opinion. Huli also means to search and seek. There is a saying; "Huli ka lima i luna, pololi ka ?opu, huli ka lima...

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    Aloha ?Aina ho?i kakou, ?o Laiana Kanoa-Wong keia me ka hua ?olelo o ka la. Our Hawaiian word of the day is "Huli". Let?s try that together, "huli". A ?o ia!. Huli can mean to turn over, or change as an opinion. Huli also means to search and seek. There is a saying; "Huli ka lima i luna, pololi ka ?opu, huli ka lima...

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  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: Koko

    Friday, January 12 2018 2:29 PM EST2018-01-12 19:29:53 GMT

    ?Ano?ai me ke aloha, ?o Laiana Kanoa-Wong keia me ka hua?olelo o ka la. Our Hawaiian word of the day is "Koko", e ho?a?o pu kakou makaukau "Koko" a ?oia. The koko is a carrying net, this net was used for hanging ?umeke or calabashes so that you could keep food off the floor and out of the reach...

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    ?Ano?ai me ke aloha, ?o Laiana Kanoa-Wong keia me ka hua?olelo o ka la. Our Hawaiian word of the day is "Koko", e ho?a?o pu kakou makaukau "Koko" a ?oia. The koko is a carrying net, this net was used for hanging ?umeke or calabashes so that you could keep food off the floor and out of the reach...

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  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: Ua

    Hawaiian Word of the Day: Ua

    Friday, December 29 2017 3:47 PM EST2017-12-29 20:47:59 GMT

    Our Hawaiian word of the day is "ua." 

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    Our Hawaiian word of the day is "ua." 

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  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: Kiai

    Hawaiian Word of the Day: Kiai

    Friday, December 15 2017 5:11 PM EST2017-12-15 22:11:12 GMT

    Aloha e na pua kaulana ?o Hawai?i. ?O Laiana Kanoa-Wong keia me ka hua?olelo o ka la. Our Hawaiian word of the day is "Kia?i" 

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    Aloha e na pua kaulana ?o Hawai?i. ?O Laiana Kanoa-Wong keia me ka hua?olelo o ka la. Our Hawaiian word of the day is "Kia?i" 

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  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: Hookupu

    Hawaiian Word of the Day: Hookupu

    Friday, December 8 2017 2:55 PM EST2017-12-08 19:55:11 GMT

    Welina me ke aloha, ?o Laiana Kanoa-Wong keia me ka hua?olelo o ka la. Our Hawaiian word of the day is "Ho?okupu" e ho'a?o pu kakou "Ho?okupu" maika?i. A ho?okupu is an offering or tribute, the root word kupu means sprout, growth or offspring. Adding the causative word ho?o to kupu you get Ho?okupu...

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    Welina me ke aloha, ?o Laiana Kanoa-Wong keia me ka hua?olelo o ka la. Our Hawaiian word of the day is "Ho?okupu" e ho'a?o pu kakou "Ho?okupu" maika?i. A ho?okupu is an offering or tribute, the root word kupu means sprout, growth or offspring. Adding the causative word ho?o to kupu you get Ho?okupu...

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  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: Kaona

    Hawaiian Word of the Day: Kaona

    Friday, November 24 2017 2:59 PM EST2017-11-24 19:59:58 GMT
    E ku ha?aheo, e ku?u Hawai?i! ?O Laiana Kanoa-Wong keia me ka hua 'olelo o ka la. Our Hawaiian word of the day is "kaona", let's say that together, kaona. Nani! The word "kaona" is defined as a hidden meaning. In Hawaiian poetry, kaona can conceal the deeper reference to a person, place or thing. Let's practice using kaona in a sentence: "Nani ke kaona o ke mele," or beautiful is the hidden meaning in this song. The use of kaona in speech displays the cra...More >>
    E ku ha?aheo, e ku?u Hawai?i! ?O Laiana Kanoa-Wong keia me ka hua 'olelo o ka la. Our Hawaiian word of the day is "kaona", let's say that together, kaona. Nani! The word "kaona" is defined as a hidden meaning. In Hawaiian poetry, kaona can conceal the deeper reference to a person, place or thing. Let's practice using kaona in a sentence: "Nani ke kaona o ke mele," or beautiful is the hidden meaning in this song. The use of kaona in speech displays the cra...More >>
  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: Kahua

    Hawaiian Word of the Day: Kahua

    Friday, November 10 2017 2:38 PM EST2017-11-10 19:38:52 GMT

    ?Ano?ai e na koa wiwo?ole o ka lahui. ?O Laiana Kanoa-Wong keia me ka hua?olelo o ka la. Our Hawaiian word of the day is "Pilina", e ?olelo pu kakou "pilina" nani no! The word Pilina means association, relationship and connection. Pilina is similar to the word pili which means binded together and connected...

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    ?Ano?ai e na koa wiwo?ole o ka lahui. ?O Laiana Kanoa-Wong keia me ka hua?olelo o ka la. Our Hawaiian word of the day is "Pilina", e ?olelo pu kakou "pilina" nani no! The word Pilina means association, relationship and connection. Pilina is similar to the word pili which means binded together and connected...

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  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: Pilina

    Hawaiian Word of the Day: Pilina

    Friday, October 20 2017 4:03 PM EDT2017-10-20 20:03:37 GMT

    ?Ano?ai e na koa wiwo?ole o ka lahui. ?O Laiana Kanoa-Wong keia me ka hua?olelo o ka la. Our Hawaiian word of the day is "Pilina", e ?olelo pu kakou "pilina" nani no! The word Pilina means association, relationship and connection. Pilina is similar to the word pili which means binded together and connected...

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    ?Ano?ai e na koa wiwo?ole o ka lahui. ?O Laiana Kanoa-Wong keia me ka hua?olelo o ka la. Our Hawaiian word of the day is "Pilina", e ?olelo pu kakou "pilina" nani no! The word Pilina means association, relationship and connection. Pilina is similar to the word pili which means binded together and connected...

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  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: Ewe

    Hawaiian Word of the Day: Ewe

    Friday, October 13 2017 3:55 PM EDT2017-10-13 19:55:16 GMT

    Welina e na mamo a Haloa! ?O Laiana Kanoa-Wong keia me ka hua?olelo o ka la. Our Hawaiian word of the day is "Ewe." Let?s try that together, "Ewe" pela ihola. The word ewe is defined as Sprout or rootlet. It also refers to lineage, and the connection to your ancestors, ewe can represent your birthplace...

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    Welina e na mamo a Haloa! ?O Laiana Kanoa-Wong keia me ka hua?olelo o ka la. Our Hawaiian word of the day is "Ewe." Let?s try that together, "Ewe" pela ihola. The word ewe is defined as Sprout or rootlet. It also refers to lineage, and the connection to your ancestors, ewe can represent your birthplace...

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  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: Huli

    Hawaiian Word of the Day: Huli

    Friday, October 6 2017 4:51 PM EDT2017-10-06 20:51:02 GMT

    Our Hawaiian word of the day is "Huli." Huli can mean to turn over, or change as an opinion. Huli also means to search and seek. 

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    Our Hawaiian word of the day is "Huli." Huli can mean to turn over, or change as an opinion. Huli also means to search and seek. 

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  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: Onipaa

    Hawaiian Word of the Day: Onipaa

    Friday, September 29 2017 5:49 PM EDT2017-09-29 21:49:43 GMT

    Aloha ?Aina ho?i kakou, our Hawaiian word of the day is ?Onipa?a .The word ?Onipa?a can be split between the words "?oni" which means to shake or shift and "pa?a" which means affixed or set solid. When combined the word ?Onipa?a means steadfast, set solid and immovable. Like the ?Opihi on the rocks...

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    Aloha ?Aina ho?i kakou, our Hawaiian word of the day is ?Onipa?a .The word ?Onipa?a can be split between the words "?oni" which means to shake or shift and "pa?a" which means affixed or set solid. When combined the word ?Onipa?a means steadfast, set solid and immovable. Like the ?Opihi on the rocks...

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  • Hawaiian Word of the Day - Ho?okele

    Hawaiian Word of the Day - Ho?okele

    Friday, September 22 2017 12:44 PM EDT2017-09-22 16:44:00 GMT
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    Welina mai! ?O Laiana Kanoa-Wong keia me ka hua?olelo o ka la. Our Hawaiian word of the day is "ho?okele." e hoa?o pu kakou: Ho?okele. Hemolele! The word ho?okele is interpreted as navigation; to steer and sail toward a destination. Ho?okele is also used to describe the navigator of a canoe or ship...

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    Welina mai! ?O Laiana Kanoa-Wong keia me ka hua?olelo o ka la. Our Hawaiian word of the day is "ho?okele." e hoa?o pu kakou: Ho?okele. Hemolele! The word ho?okele is interpreted as navigation; to steer and sail toward a destination. Ho?okele is also used to describe the navigator of a canoe or ship...

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  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: Kaona

    Hawaiian Word of the Day: Kaona

    Friday, September 15 2017 4:32 PM EDT2017-09-15 20:32:21 GMT

    E ku ha?aheo, e ku?u Hawai?i! ?O Laiana Kanoa-Wong keia me ka hua 'olelo o ka la. Our Hawaiian word of the day is "kaona", let's say that together, kaona. Nani! The word "kaona" is defined as a hidden meaning. In Hawaiian poetry, kaona can conceal the deeper reference to a person, place or thing...

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    E ku ha?aheo, e ku?u Hawai?i! ?O Laiana Kanoa-Wong keia me ka hua 'olelo o ka la. Our Hawaiian word of the day is "kaona", let's say that together, kaona. Nani! The word "kaona" is defined as a hidden meaning. In Hawaiian poetry, kaona can conceal the deeper reference to a person, place or thing...

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  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: Kuokoa

    Hawaiian Word of the Day: Kuokoa

    Friday, September 8 2017 5:41 PM EDT2017-09-08 21:41:54 GMT
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    Our Hawaiian word of the day is "Kuokoa." 

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    Our Hawaiian word of the day is "Kuokoa." 

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  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: Kahua

    Hawaiian Word of the Day: Kahua

    Friday, September 1 2017 4:14 PM EDT2017-09-01 20:14:35 GMT

    ?Auhea ?oukou e na mamo kaulana o neia ?aina, aloha. Our Hawaiian word of the day is "Kahua" e hoa?o pu kakou "Kahua" maika?i. The word Kahua means foundation, base, or platform, the word kahua also describes sites like playgrounds, athletic fields and courts of play as in the word "kahua pa?ani"...

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    ?Auhea ?oukou e na mamo kaulana o neia ?aina, aloha. Our Hawaiian word of the day is "Kahua" e hoa?o pu kakou "Kahua" maika?i. The word Kahua means foundation, base, or platform, the word kahua also describes sites like playgrounds, athletic fields and courts of play as in the word "kahua pa?ani"...

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  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: Pa'akai

    Hawaiian Word of the Day: Pa'akai

    Friday, August 25 2017 4:58 PM EDT2017-08-25 20:58:08 GMT

    Welina e na mamo ?o Haloa, mai Kumukahi a hiki i Lehua aloha kakou. Our Hawaiian word of the week is Pa?akai, let's try to say this together "Pa?a-kai" nani wale. To understand the meaning of the word Pa?akai, we split the words "Pa?a" which means to be solid or hardened, and the word "kai" which means...

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    Welina e na mamo ?o Haloa, mai Kumukahi a hiki i Lehua aloha kakou. Our Hawaiian word of the week is Pa?akai, let's try to say this together "Pa?a-kai" nani wale. To understand the meaning of the word Pa?akai, we split the words "Pa?a" which means to be solid or hardened, and the word "kai" which means...

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  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: Loea

    Hawaiian Word of the Day: Loea

    Friday, August 18 2017 4:45 PM EDT2017-08-18 20:45:35 GMT

    The Hawaiian Word of the Day, "loea," can mean skill, ingenuity, cleverness. It also means an expert, ingenious and handy.

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    The Hawaiian Word of the Day, "loea," can mean skill, ingenuity, cleverness. It also means an expert, ingenious and handy.

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  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: Onipaa

    Hawaiian Word of the Day: Onipaa

    Saturday, August 12 2017 7:26 PM EDT2017-08-12 23:26:42 GMT

    Aloha ?Aina ho?i kakou, our Hawaiian word of the day is ?Onipa?a. The word ?Onipa?a can be split between the words "?oni" which means to shake or shift and "pa?a" which means affixed or set solid. When combined the word ?Onipa?a means steadfast, set solid and immovable. Like the ?Opihi on the rocks...

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    Aloha ?Aina ho?i kakou, our Hawaiian word of the day is ?Onipa?a. The word ?Onipa?a can be split between the words "?oni" which means to shake or shift and "pa?a" which means affixed or set solid. When combined the word ?Onipa?a means steadfast, set solid and immovable. Like the ?Opihi on the rocks...

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  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: Kealaikahiki

    Hawaiian Word of the Day: Kealaikahiki

    Friday, August 4 2017 5:21 PM EDT2017-08-04 21:21:17 GMT

    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is Kealaikahiki. The word Kealaikahiki is actually an entire phrase which means "the path to Tahiti." 

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    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is Kealaikahiki. The word Kealaikahiki is actually an entire phrase which means "the path to Tahiti." 

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  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: Ala Wai

    Hawaiian Word of the Day: Ala Wai

    Friday, July 28 2017 4:48 PM EDT2017-07-28 20:48:19 GMT

    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is Ala Wai. Ala Wai, literally meaning waterway is a man made canal which was created in order to drain the wetlands of Waikiki in 1921. 

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    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is Ala Wai. Ala Wai, literally meaning waterway is a man made canal which was created in order to drain the wetlands of Waikiki in 1921.

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  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: Makalii

    Hawaiian Word of the Day: Makalii

    Friday, July 21 2017 3:53 PM EDT2017-07-21 19:53:53 GMT

    Aloha, the Hawaiian Word of the Day is Makalii. Makalii is the Hawaiian Word for the cluster of stars located in the constellation known as Taurus. The canoe Makalii was named after the star cluster which signaled the start of the Makahiki Season in Hawaii. The canoe Makalii embarked on its maiden voyage...

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    Aloha, the Hawaiian Word of the Day is Makalii. Makalii is the Hawaiian Word for the cluster of stars located in the constellation known as Taurus. The canoe Makalii was named after the star cluster which signaled the start of the Makahiki Season in Hawaii. The canoe Makalii embarked on its maiden voyage...

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  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: Waianae

    Hawaiian Word of the Day: Waianae

    Friday, July 14 2017 2:13 PM EDT2017-07-14 18:13:05 GMT
    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is Waianae. The word Waianae is a compound word, made up of two smaller ones: "wai," meaning water, and ''anae," which is the Hawaiian word for mullet. Waianae is the name for an ahupuaa on the west side of the island of Oahu, but it is also the name for the entire moku (or district) which begins at Nanakuli, and includes Makaha, and ends at Keawaula. Waianae is also home to the summit of Oahu's tallest mountain, Kaala. Copyright 201...More >>
    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is Waianae. The word Waianae is a compound word, made up of two smaller ones: "wai," meaning water, and ''anae," which is the Hawaiian word for mullet. Waianae is the name for an ahupuaa on the west side of the island of Oahu, but it is also the name for the entire moku (or district) which begins at Nanakuli, and includes Makaha, and ends at Keawaula. Waianae is also home to the summit of Oahu's tallest mountain, Kaala. Copyright 201...More >>
  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: 'Ukuko'ako'a

    Hawaiian Word of the Day: 'Ukuko'ako'a

    Friday, June 30 2017 3:39 PM EDT2017-06-30 19:39:20 GMT

    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is 'ukuko'ako'a. 'Ukuko'ako'a is the Hawaiian word for a coral polyp, and according to the Hawaiian creation story, the Kumulipo, the 'ukuko'ako'a is born at the very beginning of this creation story, and is therefore believed to the ancestor of not only plant and animal born...

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    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is 'ukuko'ako'a. 'Ukuko'ako'a is the Hawaiian word for a coral polyp, and according to the Hawaiian creation story, the Kumulipo, the 'ukuko'ako'a is born at the very beginning of this creation story, and is therefore believed to the ancestor of not only plant and animal born...

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  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: Ku`ialua

    Hawaiian Word of the Day: Ku`ialua

    Friday, June 23 2017 3:42 PM EDT2017-06-23 19:42:57 GMT

    Aloha, the Hawaiian word of the day is Ku`ialua. Sometimes referred to by its shortened name, lua, Ku`ialua is a Hawaiian martial art which teaches strategy in hand-to-hand combat. Ku`ialua uses bone breaking, dislocating bones at the joints and pressure points to disarm an opponent...

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    Aloha, the Hawaiian word of the day is Ku`ialua. Sometimes referred to by its shortened name, lua, Ku`ialua is a Hawaiian martial art which teaches strategy in hand-to-hand combat. Ku`ialua uses bone breaking, dislocating bones at the joints and pressure points to disarm an opponent...

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  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: Kalehuawehe

    Hawaiian Word of the Day: Kalehuawehe

    Friday, June 16 2017 4:24 PM EDT2017-06-16 20:24:00 GMT

    The Hawaiian word of the day is Kalehuawehe. 

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    The Hawaiian word of the day is Kalehuawehe. 

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  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: Uluhaimalama

    Hawaiian Word of the Day: Uluhaimalama

    Friday, June 9 2017 5:44 PM EDT2017-06-09 21:44:50 GMT

    Aloha, the Hawaiian Word of the Day is Uluhaimalama. During Queen Lili`uokalani's imprisonment at Iolani Palace in 1895, she was forbidden from receiving any news of the current political situation in the kingdom. But daily, flowers were brought to her from her garden, Uluhaimalama,in Pauoa Valley...

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    Aloha, the Hawaiian Word of the Day is Uluhaimalama. During Queen Lili`uokalani's imprisonment at Iolani Palace in 1895, she was forbidden from receiving any news of the current political situation in the kingdom. But daily, flowers were brought to her from her garden, Uluhaimalama,in Pauoa Valley...

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  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: Kahalaopuna

    Hawaiian Word of the Day: Kahalaopuna

    Friday, June 2 2017 5:14 PM EDT2017-06-02 21:14:16 GMT

    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is Kahalaopuna. The daughter the Manoa rain and Manoa wind, Kahalaopuna was the most beautiful woman of her time. She was betrothed to a chief from Kailua named Kauhi, but when Kauhi heard rumors that Kahalaopuna had been unfaithful, he sought her out and killed her. 

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    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is Kahalaopuna. The daughter the Manoa rain and Manoa wind, Kahalaopuna was the most beautiful woman of her time. She was betrothed to a chief from Kailua named Kauhi, but when Kauhi heard rumors that Kahalaopuna had been unfaithful, he sought her out and killed her. 

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  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: Hula Ku'i

    Hawaiian Word of the Day: Hula Ku'i

    Friday, May 26 2017 3:20 PM EDT2017-05-26 19:20:02 GMT

    Aloha, the Hawaiian Word of the Day is Hula Ku`i.  

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    Aloha, the Hawaiian Word of the Day is Hula Ku`i.  

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  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: Leina

    Hawaiian Word of the Day: Leina

    Friday, May 19 2017 3:49 PM EDT2017-05-19 19:49:41 GMT

    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is "Leina". Literally meaning to spring, leap, or bound, the word leina also means "leap of the gods." A leina is a place on every island where, after death, spirits would jump into the next world. From the leina, the spirits would jump and arrive in the realm of the gods, the realm...

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    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is "Leina". Literally meaning to spring, leap, or bound, the word leina also means "leap of the gods." A leina is a place on every island where, after death, spirits would jump into the next world. From the leina, the spirits would jump and arrive in the realm of the gods, the realm...

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  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: Ku

    Hawaiian Word of the Day: Ku

    Friday, May 12 2017 4:51 PM EDT2017-05-12 20:51:34 GMT

    The Hawaiian word of the day is Ku. Ku is one of the four major Hawaiian gods in the Aikapu system. 

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    The Hawaiian word of the day is Ku. Ku is one of the four major Hawaiian gods in the Aikapu system. 

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  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: Haku

    Hawaiian Word of the Day: Haku

    Friday, April 28 2017 3:58 PM EDT2017-04-28 19:58:33 GMT

    Aloha, the Hawaiian Word of the day is Haku. Haku is a word that means to braid or plait, as in braiding a lei or your hair. Interestingly enough, haku is also the word used to described the writing action of writing poetry or songs in Hawaiian. In Hawaiian thought, the act of writing a song or a poem was much...

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    Aloha, the Hawaiian Word of the day is Haku. Haku is a word that means to braid or plait, as in braiding a lei or your hair. Interestingly enough, haku is also the word used to described the writing action of writing poetry or songs in Hawaiian. In Hawaiian thought, the act of writing a song or a poem was much...

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  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: Naupaka

    Hawaiian Word of the Day: Naupaka

    Friday, April 21 2017 4:22 PM EDT2017-04-21 20:22:05 GMT

    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is naupaka. 

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    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is naupaka. 

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  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: Mahele

    Hawaiian Word of the Day: Mahele

    Friday, April 14 2017 5:52 PM EDT2017-04-14 21:52:10 GMT

    Aloha, the Hawaiian Word of the Day is Mahele.

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    Aloha, the Hawaiian Word of the Day is Mahele.

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  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: Aiea

    Hawaiian Word of the Day: Aiea

    Friday, April 7 2017 4:53 PM EDT2017-04-07 20:53:39 GMT

    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is Aiea. Growing up to 30 feet tall, with greenish yellow flowers, the Aiea tree once grew prominently in the ahupuaa of Aiea. 

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    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is Aiea. Growing up to 30 feet tall, with greenish yellow flowers, the Aiea tree once grew prominently in the ahupuaa of Aiea. 

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  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: Lunalilo

    Hawaiian Word of the Day: Lunalilo

    Friday, March 31 2017 4:15 PM EDT2017-03-31 20:15:42 GMT

    The Hawaiian word of the day is Lunalilo.,  William Charles Lunalilo, a cousin to the Kamehamehas won the first popular vote to elect the region of Hawaii.  According to the constitution, because Kamehameha the Fifth, Lot Kapuaiwa, died without naming a successor, the next king would be elected...

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    The Hawaiian word of the day is Lunalilo.,  William Charles Lunalilo, a cousin to the Kamehamehas won the first popular vote to elect the region of Hawaii.  According to the constitution, because Kamehameha the Fifth, Lot Kapuaiwa, died without naming a successor, the next king would be elected...

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  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: Kahalaopuna

    Hawaiian Word of the Day: Kahalaopuna

    Friday, March 24 2017 5:33 PM EDT2017-03-24 21:33:55 GMT

    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is Kahalaopuna. 

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    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is Kahalaopuna. 

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  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: Aumakua

    Hawaiian Word of the Day: Aumakua

    Friday, March 17 2017 4:23 PM EDT2017-03-17 20:23:04 GMT

    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is Aumakua. Aumakua are familial guardians or ancestors who can assume the form of animals and plants or other forms occurring in nature. 

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    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is Aumakua. Aumakua are familial guardians or ancestors who can assume the form of animals and plants or other forms occurring in nature. 

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  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: 'O'o

    Hawaiian Word of the Day: 'O'o

    Friday, March 10 2017 3:27 PM EST2017-03-10 20:27:38 GMT

    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is 'o'o. ''O''o are type of bird, a honey creeper to be exact, endemic to Hawai''i. Characterized by by their nearly all black feathers, the ''o''o have tufts of yellow feathers under each wing, feathers which are extremely prized to feather workers. In older times, Hawaiians...

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    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is 'o'o. ''O''o are type of bird, a honey creeper to be exact, endemic to Hawai''i. Characterized by by their nearly all black feathers, the ''o''o have tufts of yellow feathers under each wing, feathers which are extremely prized to feather workers. In older times, Hawaiians...

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  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: Ki'pu'upu'u

    Hawaiian Word of the Day: Ki'pu'upu'u

    Friday, February 24 2017 3:58 PM EST2017-02-24 20:58:11 GMT

    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is "Ki'pu'upu'u". 

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    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is "Ki'pu'upu'u". 

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  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: Kaleleonalani

    Hawaiian Word of the Day: Kaleleonalani

    Friday, February 17 2017 4:40 PM EST2017-02-17 21:40:53 GMT
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    Today's Hawaiian word of the day is Kaleleonalani. More famously known as Queen Emma. Kaleleonalani was the wife of Kamehameha the Fourth, Alexander Liholiho. Kaleleonalani established the Queens Hospital in 1859 with the goal to help out the Hawaiian population which have been ravaged...

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    Today's Hawaiian word of the day is Kaleleonalani. More famously known as Queen Emma. Kaleleonalani was the wife of Kamehameha the Fourth, Alexander Liholiho. Kaleleonalani established the Queens Hospital in 1859 with the goal to help out the Hawaiian population which have been ravaged...

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  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: Noho

    Hawaiian Word of the Day: Noho

    Friday, February 3 2017 4:30 PM EST2017-02-03 21:30:09 GMT

    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is Noho.  The word noho is a noun that can mean a seat, chair or bench.  But noho is also a verb, which means to live, reside, act, or even to be married.

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    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is Noho.  The word noho is a noun that can mean a seat, chair or bench.  But noho is also a verb, which means to live, reside, act, or even to be married. 

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  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: Hua

    Hawaiian Word of the Day: Hua

    Friday, January 27 2017 4:01 PM EST2017-01-27 21:01:33 GMT

    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is hua. The word hua has many, many definitions, but it is most commonly used to refer to eggs or to fruit. Hua can also refer to things which are round in shape, much like eggs and certain fruit are. Appropriately so, there is also a Hawaiian moon phase called Hua, which...

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    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is hua. The word hua has many, many definitions, but it is most commonly used to refer to eggs or to fruit. Hua can also refer to things which are round in shape, much like eggs and certain fruit are. Appropriately so, there is also a Hawaiian moon phase called Hua, which...

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  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: Lihue

    Hawaiian Word of the Day: Lihue

    Friday, January 13 2017 2:46 PM EST2017-01-13 19:46:44 GMT

    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is Lihu`e. Lihu`e is the name of the Southeastern district on the island of Kauai, which is also home to Kauai's airport. The Lihu`e on Kauai got its name from the Lihu`e on the island of Oahu. Lihu`e on Oahu is in the area currently occupied by Schofield Barracks...

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    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is Lihu`e. Lihu`e is the name of the Southeastern district on the island of Kauai, which is also home to Kauai's airport. The Lihu`e on Kauai got its name from the Lihu`e on the island of Oahu. Lihu`e on Oahu is in the area currently occupied by Schofield Barracks...

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  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: Konohiki

    Hawaiian Word of the Day: Konohiki

    Friday, January 6 2017 2:41 PM EST2017-01-06 19:41:38 GMT

    Aloha, the Hawaiian Word of the Day is Konohiki.  Konohiki are heads of ahupua`a or land divisions under the chief of a particular district. Konohiki manage land and fishing rights within their ahupua`a as well as the people residing in the ahupua`a boundaries. It was the responsibility of the konohiki...

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    Aloha, the Hawaiian Word of the Day is Konohiki.  Konohiki are heads of ahupua`a or land divisions under the chief of a particular district. Konohiki manage land and fishing rights within their ahupua`a as well as the people residing in the ahupua`a boundaries. It was the responsibility of the konohiki...

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  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: Kealaikahiki

    Hawaiian Word of the Day: Kealaikahiki

    Friday, December 30 2016 3:43 PM EST2016-12-30 20:43:59 GMT

    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is Kealaikahiki. The word Kealaikahiki is actually an entire phrase which means "the path to Tahiti."

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    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is Kealaikahiki. The word Kealaikahiki is actually an entire phrase which means "the path to Tahiti."

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  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: Makalii

    Hawaiian Word of the Day: Makalii

    Friday, December 23 2016 4:36 PM EST2016-12-23 21:36:42 GMT

    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is Makalii. 

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    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is Makalii. 

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  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: Mea Ono Puaa

    Hawaiian Word of the Day: Mea Ono Puaa

    Friday, December 16 2016 4:00 PM EST2016-12-16 21:00:15 GMT

    Aloha, the Hawaiian Word of the Day is Mea Ono Puaa. Today's word is actually two smaller words: mea`ono meaning something sweet and pua`a meaning pork. 

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    Aloha, the Hawaiian Word of the Day is Mea Ono Puaa. Today's word is actually two smaller words: mea`ono meaning something sweet and pua`a meaning pork.

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  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: Kumulipo

    Hawaiian Word of the Day: Kumulipo

    Friday, December 9 2016 3:35 PM EST2016-12-09 20:35:57 GMT

    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is Kumulipo. The kumulipo is a genealogy chant written in honor of the high chief Kalaninuiiamamau of Hawaii Island. 

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    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is Kumulipo. The kumulipo is a genealogy chant written in honor of the high chief Kalaninuiiamamau of Hawaii Island. 

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  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: Oheo

    Hawaiian Word of the Day: Oheo

    Friday, December 2 2016 3:53 PM EST2016-12-02 20:53:30 GMT

    Aloha. The Hawaiian word of the day is Oheo. Oheo is the name of a stream in Kipahulu on the island of Maui. Part of oheo stream is known by the nickname, the 7 sacred pools. And has become a popular tourist destination on the eastern coast of the island. 7 sacred pools is somewhat of...

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    Aloha. The Hawaiian word of the day is Oheo. Oheo is the name of a stream in Kipahulu on the island of Maui. Part of oheo stream is known by the nickname, the 7 sacred pools. And has become a popular tourist destination on the eastern coast of the island. 7 sacred pools is somewhat of...

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  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: Hulihee

    Hawaiian Word of the Day: Hulihee

    Friday, November 18 2016 4:09 PM EST2016-11-18 21:09:07 GMT

    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is Hulihe'e. 

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    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is Hulihe'e.

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  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: Awapuhi

    Hawaiian Word of the Day: Awapuhi

    Friday, November 4 2016 3:55 PM EDT2016-11-04 19:55:45 GMT

    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is ?awapuhi. ?Awapuhi is the Hawaiian name for the ginger plant. ?Awapuhi was introduced to Hawai?i by the early Polynesian, and there are many varieties of ginger utilized throughout Hawai?i medicinally. One variety of the ?awapuhi plant is aptly named the shampoo...

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    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is ?awapuhi. ?Awapuhi is the Hawaiian name for the ginger plant. ?Awapuhi was introduced to Hawai?i by the early Polynesian, and there are many varieties of ginger utilized throughout Hawai?i medicinally. One variety of the ?awapuhi plant is aptly named the shampoo...

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  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: Kaka?olelo

    Hawaiian Word of the Day: Kaka?olelo

    Friday, October 28 2016 4:04 PM EDT2016-10-28 20:04:59 GMT
    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is kaka?olelo. Kaka?olelo is a specific rank of person, essential for every high chief, whose job it is to be the orator. The art of oratory was highly venerated to Hawaiians and elsewhere throughout Polynesia, in Aotearoa, Tonga and Samoa, amongst others. The kaka?olelo served in several unique situations, one of which is political debate in war. Think of them loosely like the Secretary of State who job it is to find diplomatic solutions to international ...More >>
    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is kaka?olelo. Kaka?olelo is a specific rank of person, essential for every high chief, whose job it is to be the orator. The art of oratory was highly venerated to Hawaiians and elsewhere throughout Polynesia, in Aotearoa, Tonga and Samoa, amongst others. The kaka?olelo served in several unique situations, one of which is political debate in war. Think of them loosely like the Secretary of State who job it is to find diplomatic solutions to international ...More >>
  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: Ipuhao

    Hawaiian Word of the Day: Ipuhao

    Friday, October 21 2016 5:02 PM EDT2016-10-21 21:02:49 GMT

    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is ipuhao. Ipuhao, like many of the other words we discuss which are translated from English to Hawaiian, is made up of a couple of parts: ipu, or gourd, generally a container for liquid, and hao, which is the Hawaiian word for iron or any metal tool. 

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    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is ipuhao. Ipuhao, like many of the other words we discuss which are translated from English to Hawaiian, is made up of a couple of parts: ipu, or gourd, generally a container for liquid, and hao, which is the Hawaiian word for iron or any metal tool. 

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  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: Hale Waihona Puke

    Hawaiian Word of the Day: Hale Waihona Puke

    Friday, October 14 2016 4:38 PM EDT2016-10-14 20:38:01 GMT

    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is Hale Waihona Puke. 

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    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is Hale Waihona Puke. 

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  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: 'Omole Wai

    Hawaiian Word of the Day: 'Omole Wai

    Friday, October 7 2016 4:51 PM EDT2016-10-07 20:51:45 GMT

    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is 'omole wai. Omole wai is made up of two smaller words, wai meaning water, and 'omole which which is the word for a bottle, jug, or a jar. 

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    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is 'omole wai. Omole wai is made up of two smaller words, wai meaning water, and 'omole which which is the word for a bottle, jug, or a jar. 

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  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: Ko'i

    Hawaiian Word of the Day: Ko'i

    Friday, September 30 2016 4:51 PM EDT2016-09-30 20:51:16 GMT

    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is ko'i. Ko'i is the Hawaiian name for an adze, the main tool used for woodworking and carving.

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    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is ko'i. Ko'i is the Hawaiian name for an adze, the main tool used for woodworking and carving.

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  • Hawaiian word of the day - Kana'ina

    Hawaiian word of the day - Kana'ina

    Friday, September 16 2016 3:53 PM EDT2016-09-16 19:53:36 GMT

    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is Kana?ina. Charles Kana?ina was the father of the 6th monarch of the Kingdom of Hawai?i, William Charles Lunalilo. Charles Kana?ina was an ali?i, or royal, by birth having descended from high chief Pi?ilani of Maui and famed Hawai?i island chief Umialiloa. He also served the Kingdom of Hawai?i in the Privy Council and in the House of Nobles. 

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    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is Kana?ina. Charles Kana?ina was the father of the 6th monarch of the Kingdom of Hawai?i, William Charles Lunalilo. Charles Kana?ina was an ali?i, or royal, by birth having descended from high chief Pi?ilani of Maui and famed Hawai?i island chief Umialiloa. He also served the Kingdom of Hawai?i in the Privy Council and in the House of Nobles. 

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  • Hawaiian word of the day: Paiai

    Hawaiian word of the day: Paiai

    Friday, September 9 2016 5:00 PM EDT2016-09-09 21:00:39 GMT

    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is paiai.

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    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is paiai.

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  • Hawaiian Word of the Day - Keelikolani

    Hawaiian Word of the Day - Keelikolani

    Friday, September 2 2016 4:15 PM EDT2016-09-02 20:15:30 GMT

    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is Ke?elikolani. Ke?elikolani was a princess and a member of the Kamehameha line of chiefs. She is famously remembered as the Hawaiian chieftess who held fast to traditional cultural beliefs and practices in the face of overwhelming western influence in Hawai?i. Ke?elikolani held several prominent positions within the government of the Kingdom of Hawai?i including becoming a member of the Privy Council and the House of Nobles.

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    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is Ke?elikolani. Ke?elikolani was a princess and a member of the Kamehameha line of chiefs. She is famously remembered as the Hawaiian chieftess who held fast to traditional cultural beliefs and practices in the face of overwhelming western influence in Hawai?i. Ke?elikolani held several prominent positions within the government of the Kingdom of Hawai?i including becoming a member of the Privy Council and the House of Nobles.

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  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: Kaniakapupu

    Hawaiian Word of the Day: Kaniakapupu

    Friday, August 26 2016 4:04 PM EDT2016-08-26 20:04:30 GMT
    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is Kaniakapupu. Kaniakapupu is the name of King Kamehameha III's summer palace in Nuuanu. Construction of Kaniakapupu was completed in 1845, and it was built upon the ruins of an older heiau of the same name. The palace was built to entertain foreign dignitaries, chiefs, and commoners. On restoration day in 1847, Kaniakapupu was host to a grand lu?au with over 10,000 people in attendance.  Copyright 2016 Hawaii News Now. All rights reserved.   More >>
    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is Kaniakapupu. Kaniakapupu is the name of King Kamehameha III's summer palace in Nuuanu. Construction of Kaniakapupu was completed in 1845, and it was built upon the ruins of an older heiau of the same name. The palace was built to entertain foreign dignitaries, chiefs, and commoners. On restoration day in 1847, Kaniakapupu was host to a grand lu?au with over 10,000 people in attendance.  Copyright 2016 Hawaii News Now. All rights reserved.   More >>
  • Hawaiian word of the day "o'o"

    Hawaiian word of the day "o'o"

    Friday, August 19 2016 4:14 PM EDT2016-08-19 20:14:52 GMT

    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is o'o. O'o is a type of bird, a honey creeper to be exact, endemic to Hawaii. They are recognized by their nearly all black feathers, but the ''o''o have tufts of yellow feathers under each wing. Those feathers are extremely prized to feather workers. In older times, Hawaiians would catch the o'o, pick the yellow feathers from under their wings and then release them, in order to preserve the bird population.

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    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is o'o. O'o is a type of bird, a honey creeper to be exact, endemic to Hawaii. They are recognized by their nearly all black feathers, but the ''o''o have tufts of yellow feathers under each wing. Those feathers are extremely prized to feather workers. In older times, Hawaiians would catch the o'o, pick the yellow feathers from under their wings and then release them, in order to preserve the bird population.

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  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: Waimanalo

    Hawaiian Word of the Day: Waimanalo

    Friday, August 12 2016 5:41 PM EDT2016-08-12 21:41:01 GMT

    Aloha, the Hawaiian word of the day is Waimanalo. Waimanalo is best known as a land division in the Koolau Poko district on Oahu's windward side. The Waimanalo ahupuaa is sandwiched between Kailua and Kulioo in the Kona district. The word Waimanalo means portable or drinkable water. Waimanalo...

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    Aloha, the Hawaiian word of the day is Waimanalo. Waimanalo is best known as a land division in the Koolau Poko district on Oahu's windward side. The Waimanalo ahupuaa is sandwiched between Kailua and Kulioo in the Kona district. The word Waimanalo means portable or drinkable water. Waimanalo...

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  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: Haumea

    Hawaiian Word of the Day: Haumea

    Friday, August 5 2016 5:32 PM EDT2016-08-05 21:32:44 GMT

    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is Haumea. 

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    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is Haumea. 

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  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: Kaleleonalani

    Hawaiian Word of the Day: Kaleleonalani

    Friday, July 29 2016 5:18 PM EDT2016-07-29 21:18:45 GMT

    Today's Hawaiian word of the day is Kaleleonalani. More famously, she's known as Queen Emma. Kaleleonalani was the wife of Kamehameha the Fourth, Alexander Liholiho. Kaleleonalani established the Queens Hospital in 1859 with the goal to help out the Hawaiian population which had been ravaged by newly introduced diseases. 

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    Today's Hawaiian word of the day is Kaleleonalani. More famously, she's known as Queen Emma. Kaleleonalani was the wife of Kamehameha the Fourth, Alexander Liholiho. Kaleleonalani established the Queens Hospital in 1859 with the goal to help out the Hawaiian population which had been ravaged by newly introduced diseases. 

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  • Hawaiian word of the day - Kapua

    Hawaiian word of the day - Kapua

    Friday, July 22 2016 3:12 PM EDT2016-07-22 19:12:41 GMT

    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is Kapua. The Hawaiian name for what is now known as San Souci Beach, Kapua is the sandy stretch of shore between the Waikiki Natatorium and the New Otani Beach Hotel. In 1902, the very first telegraphic link between Hawai''i and the continental United States was established by a cable run through the channel fronting Kapua beach. While telegraphic communication was largely abandoned in the 1950s, the remnants of this cable still lie on the ocean floor.

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    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is Kapua. The Hawaiian name for what is now known as San Souci Beach, Kapua is the sandy stretch of shore between the Waikiki Natatorium and the New Otani Beach Hotel. In 1902, the very first telegraphic link between Hawai''i and the continental United States was established by a cable run through the channel fronting Kapua beach. While telegraphic communication was largely abandoned in the 1950s, the remnants of this cable still lie on the ocean floor.

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  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: Laukahi

    Hawaiian Word of the Day: Laukahi

    Friday, July 15 2016 5:42 PM EDT2016-07-15 21:42:51 GMT

    The Hawaiian word of the day is Laukahi. Laukahi more commonly know as a plant aid and is a widely used medicinal herb endemic to Hawaii. Today however, the Laukahi most often used is a Chinese introduced species. The Laukahi plant we know of today grows very close to the ground and...

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    The Hawaiian word of the day is Laukahi. Laukahi more commonly know as a plant aid and is a widely used medicinal herb endemic to Hawaii. Today however, the Laukahi most often used is a Chinese introduced species. The Laukahi plant we know of today grows very close to the ground and...

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  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: Kalaheo

    Hawaiian Word of the Day: Kalaheo

    Friday, July 1 2016 3:24 PM EDT2016-07-01 19:24:51 GMT

    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is Kalaheo.

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    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is Kalaheo.

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  • Hawaiian Word of the Day - Kulanui

    Friday, June 24 2016 1:10 PM EDT2016-06-24 17:10:56 GMT
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    Aloha, the hawaiian word of the day is Kulanui. 

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    Aloha, the Hawaiian word of the day is Kulanui. 

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  • Hawaiian Word of the Day:Uhiwai

    Hawaiian Word of the Day:Uhiwai

    Friday, June 17 2016 4:04 PM EDT2016-06-17 20:04:04 GMT

    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is uhiwai. The word uhiwai is used to generally describe a heavy fog or mist, and it is also the name of a rain heavily associated with the area of Manoa valley. Hawaiian culture is steeped in our love and mutual respect for 'aina, evidenced by the naming of each rain...

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    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is uhiwai. The word uhiwai is used to generally describe a heavy fog or mist, and it is also the name of a rain heavily associated with the area of Manoa valley. Hawaiian culture is steeped in our love and mutual respect for 'aina, evidenced by the naming of each rain...

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  • Hawaiian word of the day: Ukukoakoa

    Hawaiian word of the day: Ukukoakoa

    Friday, June 10 2016 5:42 PM EDT2016-06-10 21:42:45 GMT

    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is ukukoakoa.

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    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is ukukoakoa.

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  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: Haku

    Hawaiian Word of the Day: Haku

    Friday, June 3 2016 5:25 PM EDT2016-06-03 21:25:02 GMT

    Aloha, the Hawaiian Word of the day is Haku. Haku is a word that means to braid or plait, as in braiding a lei or your hair. Interestingly enough, haku is also the word used to described the writing action of writing poetry or songs in Hawaiian. In Hawaiian thought, the act of writing a song or a poem...

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    Aloha, the Hawaiian Word of the day is Haku. Haku is a word that means to braid or plait, as in braiding a lei or your hair. Interestingly enough, haku is also the word used to described the writing action of writing poetry or songs in Hawaiian. In Hawaiian thought, the act of writing a song or a poem...

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  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: Apu

    Hawaiian Word of the Day: Apu

    Friday, May 27 2016 4:48 PM EDT2016-05-27 20:48:41 GMT

    The Hawaiian word of the day is apu. Apu is the Hawaiian name for a cup fashioned out of the halves of a shell of a coconut. 

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    The Hawaiian word of the day is apu. Apu is the Hawaiian name for a cup fashioned out of the halves of a shell of a coconut. 

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  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: Naupaka

    Hawaiian Word of the Day: Naupaka

    Friday, May 20 2016 5:28 PM EDT2016-05-20 21:28:20 GMT

    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is naupaka. Naupaka is a native shrub most often found in the mountains and near the shoreline.

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    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is naupaka. Naupaka is a native shrub most often found in the mountains and near the shoreline. 

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  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: Mea ono puaa

    Hawaiian Word of the Day: Mea ono puaa

    Friday, May 13 2016 4:00 PM EDT2016-05-13 20:00:33 GMT
    Friday, May 13 2016 4:00 PM EDT2016-05-13 20:00:32 GMT

    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is "mea ono puaa." 

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    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is "mea ono puaa." 

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  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: Pahu

    Hawaiian Word of the Day: Pahu

    Friday, May 6 2016 4:06 PM EDT2016-05-06 20:06:41 GMT
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    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is pahu. Pahu is the Hawaiian word for drum, more specifically, the drums used for religious ceremonies and for hula. These pahu were often made from the stump of the coconut tree, which was dried, hollowed out, and then covered with shark skin. Hawaiian pahu differ...

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    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is pahu. Pahu is the Hawaiian word for drum, more specifically, the drums used for religious ceremonies and for hula. These pahu were often made from the stump of the coconut tree, which was dried, hollowed out, and then covered with shark skin. Hawaiian pahu differ...

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  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: Apu

    Hawaiian Word of the Day: Apu

    Friday, April 29 2016 3:50 PM EDT2016-04-29 19:50:05 GMT
    Friday, April 29 2016 3:50 PM EDT2016-04-29 19:50:05 GMT

    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is ‘apu. ‘Apu is the Hawaiian name for a cup fashioned out of the halves of the shell of the coconut.

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    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is ‘apu. ‘Apu is the Hawaiian name for a cup fashioned out of the halves of the shell of the coconut.

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  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: Palaki

    Hawaiian Word of the Day: Palaki

    Friday, April 22 2016 3:48 PM EDT2016-04-22 19:48:37 GMT
    Friday, April 22 2016 3:48 PM EDT2016-04-22 19:48:37 GMT

    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is palaki. Palaki is just a Hawaiian version of the English word "brush."

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    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is palaki. Palaki is just a Hawaiian version of the English word "brush."

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  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: Haku

    Hawaiian Word of the Day: Haku

    Friday, April 15 2016 4:10 PM EDT2016-04-15 20:10:16 GMT
    Friday, April 15 2016 4:10 PM EDT2016-04-15 20:10:16 GMT

    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is "haku." Haku is a word that means to braid or plait, as in braiding a lei for your hair. 

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    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is "haku." Haku is a word that means to braid or plait, as in braiding a lei for your hair. 

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  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: Uluhaimalama

    Hawaiian Word of the Day: Uluhaimalama

    Friday, April 1 2016 5:48 PM EDT2016-04-01 21:48:58 GMT
    Friday, April 1 2016 5:48 PM EDT2016-04-01 21:48:58 GMT
    The Hawaiian word of the day is "uluhaimalama."  During Queen Liliuokalani's imprisonement at Iolani palace, she was forbidden from receiving any news. But daily, flowers were brought to her from her garden uluhaimalama, and they were wrapped in newspapers, which kept the queen informed of the happenings in her kingdom.  Copyright 2016 Hawaii News Now. All rights reserved. More >>
    The Hawaiian word of the day is "uluhaimalama."  During Queen Liliuokalani's imprisonement at Iolani palace, she was forbidden from receiving any news. But daily, flowers were brought to her from her garden uluhaimalama, and they were wrapped in newspapers, which kept the queen informed of the happenings in her kingdom.  Copyright 2016 Hawaii News Now. All rights reserved. More >>
  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: Mahele

    Hawaiian Word of the Day: Mahele

    Friday, March 25 2016 6:40 PM EDT2016-03-25 22:40:16 GMT
    Friday, March 25 2016 6:40 PM EDT2016-03-25 22:40:16 GMT

    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is "Mahele." 

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    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is "Mahele." 

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  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: Haumea

    Hawaiian Word of the Day: Haumea

    Friday, March 18 2016 4:31 PM EDT2016-03-18 20:31:46 GMT
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    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is "Haumea". One of the most famous female gods in Hawaiian Mythology, Haumea is said to be the goddess of fertility and childbirth. 

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    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is "Haumea". One of the most famous female gods in Hawaiian Mythology, Haumea is said to be the goddess of fertility and childbirth. 

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  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: Wahi

    Hawaiian Word of the Day: Wahi

    Friday, March 4 2016 4:23 PM EST2016-03-04 21:23:42 GMT
    Friday, March 4 2016 4:23 PM EST2016-03-04 21:23:42 GMT
    The Hawaiian word of the day is Wahi. The word can be used in a sentence as a noun or verb. As a noun, it means wrapper, envelope or cover. As a verb, it means to wrap or to cover. Copyright 2016 Hawaii News Now. All rights reserved. More >>
    The Hawaiian word of the day is Wahi. The word can be used in a sentence as a noun or verb. As a noun, it means wrapper, envelope or cover. As a verb, it means to wrap or to cover. Copyright 2016 Hawaii News Now. All rights reserved. More >>
  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: Oopu

    Hawaiian Word of the Day: Oopu

    Friday, February 19 2016 3:48 PM EST2016-02-19 20:48:09 GMT
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    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is "oopu." Oopu is a general name for fish of the goby family, which include both fresh and saltwater varieties. 

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    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is "oopu." Oopu is a general name for fish of the goby family, which include both fresh and saltwater varieties. 

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  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: Iolani

    Hawaiian Word of the Day: Iolani

    Friday, February 12 2016 2:58 PM EST2016-02-12 19:58:26 GMT
    Friday, February 12 2016 4:21 PM EST2016-02-12 21:21:23 GMT

    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is Iolani. Iolani, which means Royal Hawk, is a name which refers to Kamehameha the fourth, whose full name was Alexander Iolani Kalanikualiholiho. 

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    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is Iolani. Iolani, which means Royal Hawk, is a name which refers to Kamehameha the fourth, whose full name was Alexander Iolani Kalanikualiholiho. 

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  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: Mikini Hoolu Ea

    Hawaiian Word of the Day: Mikini Hoolu Ea

    Friday, February 5 2016 3:53 PM EST2016-02-05 20:53:58 GMT
    Friday, February 5 2016 3:53 PM EST2016-02-05 20:53:58 GMT
    The Hawaiian word of the day is Mikini Hoolu Ea.  Today's word is made up of three parts: Mikini, which is a Hawaiian translation of the word machine; Hoolu - meaning to cool, and Ea - air. When you combine all three words, you get "the machine which cools air" or air conditioner. It is necessary for... More >>

    The Hawaiian word of the day is Mikini Hoolu Ea.  Today's word is made up of three parts: Mikini, which is a Hawaiian translation of the word machine; Hoolu - meaning to cool, and Ea - air. When you combine all three words, you get "the machine which cools air" or air conditioner. It is necessary for...

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  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: Hua

    Hawaiian Word of the Day: Hua

    Friday, January 29 2016 3:27 PM EST2016-01-29 20:27:12 GMT
    Friday, January 29 2016 3:27 PM EST2016-01-29 20:27:12 GMT
    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is hua. More >>

    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is hua.

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  • Hawaiian Word of the Day - Pakaukau

    Hawaiian Word of the Day - Pakaukau

    Friday, January 22 2016 12:41 PM EST2016-01-22 17:41:48 GMT
    Friday, January 22 2016 2:27 PM EST2016-01-22 19:27:26 GMT
    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is pakaukau. The word pakaukau is very general and it is used to describe things... More >>

    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is pakaukau. The word pakaukau is very general and it is used to describe things...

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  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: Anana

    Hawaiian Word of the Day: Anana

    Friday, January 8 2016 3:26 PM EST2016-01-08 20:26:23 GMT
    Friday, January 8 2016 3:26 PM EST2016-01-08 20:26:23 GMT
    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is anana. An anana is a Hawaiian unit of measurement which is equivalent to the distance between the longest fingers of an individual while their arms are outstretched. When the first missionaries came to Hawai'i and began translating words and concepts from Hawaiian... More >>

    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is anana. An anana is a Hawaiian unit of measurement which is equivalent to the distance between the longest fingers of an individual while their arms are outstretched. When the first missionaries came to Hawai'i and began translating words and concepts from Hawaiian...

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  • Hawaiian Word of the Day - Kealaikahiki

    Friday, December 18 2015 12:55 PM EST2015-12-18 17:55:05 GMT
    Friday, December 18 2015 3:52 PM EST2015-12-18 20:52:58 GMT

    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is Kealaikahiki. The word Kealaikahiki is actually an entire phrase which means "the path to Tahiti." 

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    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is Kealaikahiki. The word Kealaikahiki is actually an entire phrase which means "the path to Tahiti." 

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  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: Waianae

    Friday, December 11 2015 11:12 AM EST2015-12-11 16:12:20 GMT
    Friday, December 11 2015 3:29 PM EST2015-12-11 20:29:47 GMT
    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is Wai'anae. The word Wai'anae is a compound word, make up of two smaller ones: wai, meaning water, and 'anae, which is the Hawaiian word for mullet. More >>

    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is Wai'anae. The word Wai'anae is a compound word, make up of two smaller ones: wai, meaning water, and 'anae, which is the Hawaiian word for mullet. 

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  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: Oheo

    Hawaiian Word of the Day: Oheo

    Friday, December 4 2015 3:16 PM EST2015-12-04 20:16:08 GMT
    Friday, December 4 2015 3:16 PM EST2015-12-04 20:16:08 GMT
    The Hawaiian word of the day is Oheo. Oheo is the name of a stream in Kipahulu on the island of Maui. Part of oheo stream is known by the nickname, the 7 sacred pools. And has become a popular tourist destination on the eastern coast of the island. 7 sacred pools is somewhat of a misnomer...More >>

    The Hawaiian word of the day is Oheo. Oheo is the name of a stream in Kipahulu on the island of Maui. Part of oheo stream is known by the nickname, the 7 sacred pools. And has become a popular tourist destination on the eastern coast of the island. 7 sacred pools is somewhat of a misnomer...

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  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: Hulihe'e

    Hawaiian Word of the Day: Hulihe'e

    Friday, November 20 2015 2:31 PM EST2015-11-20 19:31:02 GMT
    Friday, November 20 2015 2:31 PM EST2015-11-20 19:31:01 GMT
    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is Hulihe'e. Built in 1838, by then governor Kuakini, Hulihe'e palace was the residence of royalty while in Kailua-Kona, Hawai'i. For a time, Princess Ruth Ke'elikolani lived there, as did Jonah Kuhio Kalaniana'ole, and Kalakaua, who redoecorated and used it as a summer palace...More >>

    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is Hulihe'e. Built in 1838, by then governor Kuakini, Hulihe'e palace was the residence of royalty while in Kailua-Kona, Hawai'i. For a time, Princess Ruth Ke'elikolani lived there, as did Jonah Kuhio Kalaniana'ole, and Kalakaua, who redoecorated and used it as a summer palace...

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  • Hawaiian Word of the Day - Kaimuki

    Friday, November 13 2015 11:51 AM EST2015-11-13 16:51:48 GMT
    Friday, November 13 2015 11:51 AM EST2015-11-13 16:51:48 GMT
    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is Kaimuki. Kaimuki is a small shield volcano, whose summit is just seaward of the Kaimuki fire station. More >>
    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is Kaimuki. Kaimuki is a small shield volcano, whose summit is just seaward of the Kaimuki fire station. More >>
  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: Ala Wai

    Hawaiian Word of the Day: Ala Wai

    Friday, November 6 2015 2:52 PM EST2015-11-06 19:52:30 GMT
    Friday, November 6 2015 2:52 PM EST2015-11-06 19:52:29 GMT
    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is Ala Wai. Ala Wai, literally meaning waterway is a man made canal which was created in order to drain the wetlands of Waikiki in 1921. Deemed "unsanitary" by then President of the Territorial Board of Health, Lucis Pinkham, Waikiki's agricultural land and fishponds...More >>
    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is Ala Wai. Ala Wai, literally meaning waterway is a man made canal which was created in order to drain the wetlands of Waikiki in 1921. Deemed "unsanitary" by then President of the Territorial Board of Health, Lucis Pinkham, Waikiki's agricultural land and fishponds...More >>
  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: Keahiakahoe

    Hawaiian Word of the Day: Keahiakahoe

    Friday, October 23 2015 2:23 PM EDT2015-10-23 18:23:54 GMT
    Friday, October 23 2015 5:05 PM EDT2015-10-23 21:05:13 GMT
    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is Keahiakahoe. Keahiakahoe is the name of the mountain which stands at the back of the ahupua'a of Kane'ohe. More >>
    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is Keahiakahoe. Keahiakahoe is the name of the mountain which stands at the back of the ahupua'a of Kane'ohe. More >>
  • Hawaiian Word of the Day - Pahu Pa'i Ki'i

    Hawaiian Word of the Day - Pahu Pa'i Ki'i

    Friday, October 16 2015 12:18 PM EDT2015-10-16 16:18:35 GMT
    Friday, October 16 2015 12:19 PM EDT2015-10-16 16:19:35 GMT
    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is pahu pa'i ki'i. More >>
    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is pahu pa'i ki'i. More >>
  • Hawaiian Word of the Day - Ma'o

    Hawaiian Word of the Day - Ma'o

    Friday, October 9 2015 1:50 PM EDT2015-10-09 17:50:41 GMT
    Monday, October 12 2015 10:15 AM EDT2015-10-12 14:15:54 GMT
    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is ma'o. Ma'o is the Hawaiian word for several species of hibiscus, both native and non-native.More >>
    The Hawaiian Word of the Day is ma'o. Ma'o is the Hawaiian word for several species of hibiscus, both native and non-native.More >>
  • Hawaiian Word of the Day - Mohala

    Hawaiian Word of the Day - Mohala

    Friday, October 2 2015 11:54 AM EDT2015-10-02 15:54:46 GMT
    Friday, October 2 2015 12:04 PM EDT2015-10-02 16:04:39 GMT
    (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Hawaiian Word of the Day is mohala. Mohala means to “unfold”  or blossom, like the petals of a flower would. More >>
    (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Hawaiian Word of the Day is mohala. Mohala means to “unfold”  or blossom, like the petals of a flower would. More >>
  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: Makalii

    Hawaiian Word of the Day: Makalii

    Friday, September 18 2015 4:41 PM EDT2015-09-18 20:41:56 GMT
    Friday, September 18 2015 4:41 PM EDT2015-09-18 20:41:56 GMT
    The hawaiian word of the day is makalii. Makalii is the Hawaiian name for the cluster of stars commonly known as Pleiades, which is located in the constellation taurus.The canoe Makalii was named after this star cluster to signal the start of Makahiki season in Hawaii. The canoe makalii embarked on its maiden voyage in 1995 to raiatea and nukuhiwa along with two other Hawaiian sailing canoes, the Hokulea and Hawailoa.Copyright 2015 Hawaii News Now. All Rights Reserved. More >>
    The hawaiian word of the day is makalii. Makalii is the Hawaiian name for the cluster of stars commonly known as Pleiades, which is located in the constellation taurus.The canoe Makalii was named after this star cluster to signal the start of Makahiki season in Hawaii. The canoe makalii embarked on its maiden voyage in 1995 to raiatea and nukuhiwa along with two other Hawaiian sailing canoes, the Hokulea and Hawailoa.Copyright 2015 Hawaii News Now. All Rights Reserved. More >>
  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: Kelekiko

    Hawaiian Word of the Day: Kelekiko

    Friday, September 11 2015 4:41 PM EDT2015-09-11 20:41:38 GMT
    Friday, September 11 2015 4:41 PM EDT2015-09-11 20:41:37 GMT
    The Hawaiian word of the day is Kelekiko....More >>
    The Hawaiian word of the day is Kelekiko....More >>
  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: Haloa

    Hawaiian Word of the Day: Haloa

    Friday, September 4 2015 3:44 PM EDT2015-09-04 19:44:04 GMT
    Friday, September 4 2015 3:44 PM EDT2015-09-04 19:44:04 GMT
    The Hawaiian word of the day is Haloa...More >>
    The Hawaiian word of the day is Haloa...More >>
  • Hawaiian Word of the Day: Mokoli'i

    Hawaiian Word of the Day: Mokoli'i

    Friday, August 28 2015 4:08 PM EDT2015-08-28 20:08:56 GMT
    Friday, August 28 2015 4:08 PM EDT2015-08-28 20:08:56 GMT
    The Hawaiian word of the day is Mokolii, meaning small lizard.It's the Hawaiian name for a small island offshore of Kualoa, also known as Chinaman's Hat. Mokolii is said to be the name of the lizard slain by the goddess Hiiaka, and all that was left of Mokolii after this battle was the remnants of its tail protruding out of its water, which became the island Mokolii.The Hawaiian word of the day is Mokolii. Copyright 2015 Hawaii News Now. All Rights Reserved. More >>
    The Hawaiian word of the day is Mokolii, meaning small lizard.It's the Hawaiian name for a small island offshore of Kualoa, also known as Chinaman's Hat. Mokolii is said to be the name of the lizard slain by the goddess Hiiaka, and all that was left of Mokolii after this battle was the remnants of its tail protruding out of its water, which became the island Mokolii.The Hawaiian word of the day is Mokolii. Copyright 2015 Hawaii News Now. All Rights Reserved. More >>

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