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Hawaiian Word of the Day: Kupuna

Hawaiian Word of the Day: Kupuna
Hawaiian Word of the Day: Kupuna
Updated: Dec. 21, 2018 at 11:44 AM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Our Hawaiian word of the day is “Kupuna.” The word Kupuna means grandparent, or ancestor.

The word Kupuna is also shortened in some families and pronounced as “Kuku" or "Tutu” or as “Puna” in reference to their Kupuna.

Our Kupuna are the source in which we come from, the word “kupu” means to grow and bring forth and “puna” referrers to a spring of water symbolizing the source of our existence.

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