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Hawaiian Word of the Day: Makalii

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

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.

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