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Hawaiian word of the day: Ukukoakoa

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The Hawaiian Word of the Day is ukukoakoa. Ukukoakoa is the Hawaiian word for a coral polyp, and according to the Hawaiian creation story, the Kumulipo, the ukukoakoa is born at the very beginning of this creation story. That's why it's believed to be the ancestor of not only plants and animals born thereafter, but also of all the Hawaiians gods, chiefs, and commoners. 

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