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Hawaiian Word of the Day: Kolo

The Hawaiian Word of the Day is kolo. Kolo means to creep, crawl, or move along as a gentle breeze or shower.

The act of kolo, or crawling slightly bent over, was a sign of deference towards a high chief, and was a showing of humility towards honored guests. Like many words in the Hawaiian vernacular, kolo, is a verb that directly describes an action found in nature, like the way in which mist hugs the ground as it crawls over a mountain. The Hawaiian Word of the Day is kolo.

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