Hawaiian Word of the Day: Hookipa

Hawaiian Word of the Day

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Welina e na mano, kini a lehu, ?o Laiana Kanoa-Wong keia me ka hua?olelo o ka la. Our Hawaiian word of the day is "Ho?okipa" e hoa?o pu kakou: ?Ho?okipa.' Nahenahe! When broken down the word 'kipa' means to visit or to to spend time with someone. When you add "ho?o" it becomes "Ho?o-kipa" which is hospitality; to host or entertain. Used in a sentence, "E ho?okipa me ke aloha." which translates to: "Host with love and compassion." My daughter's recent class trip to Kaua'i showed the students the ho'okipa of Kaua'i, or hospitality in the face of closed bridges and landslides! Mahalo to the kupa of Manokalanipo for showing us their unparalleled ho'okipa in the face of all our setbacks. E ola mau ka ?olelo Hawai?i, aloha!

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