Hawaiian word of the day: “La”

Published: Jan. 25, 2019 at 11:15 AM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Our Hawaiian word of the day is “La.” In simple terms; la refers to the sun, but it also refers to ʻday.'

Like when people say “Hauʻoli La Hanau” or “Happy Birthday” or used in the sentence “ʻOi kau ka la e hana i ola honua,” which translates to "while the sun yet shines do all that you can.

Our kupuna understood that the la governed all things as it provides the light and energy that all living organisms need to survive.

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