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Hawaiian Word of the Day:Uhiwai

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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 and wind in the ahupua?a. In many songs and chants about Manoa, one can see the references to the uhiwai mist which can persist throughtout the day, in the very back of the valley. The Hawaiian Word of the Day is uhiwai.

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