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Hawaiian Word of the Day: Mahele

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The Hawaiian word of the day is Mahele. The word Mahele could have a verb meaning to divide or could be a noun meaning a division, piece, or portion. When we hear the word Mahele, it is often referred to the Mahele of 1848 which was the land Re distribution act by Kamehameha III. Mahele was the beginning of private land ownership in Hawaii.

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