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Hawaiian Word of the Day: Kaka?olelo

The Hawaiian Word of the Day is kaka?olelo. Kaka?olelo is a specific rank of person, essential for every high chief, whose job it is to be the orator. The art of oratory was highly venerated to Hawaiians and elsewhere throughout Polynesia, in Aotearoa, Tonga and Samoa, amongst others. The kaka?olelo served in several unique situations, one of which is political debate in war. Think of them loosely like the Secretary of State who job it is to find diplomatic solutions to international issues. The Hawaiian Word of the Day is kaka?olelo.

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