Aloha, the Hawaiian word of the day is Kulanui. Kulanui is a compound word made up of two shorter words, kula meaning, school and nui meaning important or large. We use the word to describe western institutions of post-high school learning, namely, community colleges and universities. Like many Hawaiian words in the modern vernacular, kulanui takes two old and very common words, kula and nui, to convey a relatively foreign idea. The Hawaiian word of the day is Kulanui.