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A hui hou
Until we meet again
The dance of Hawaii
Rotisserie or 'end-over-end' as in chicken cooked this way.
The State fish. A Triggerfish.
An underground oven you will see at a luau
Ancient hula dance
Guardian, leader, minister
Expert. A priest, minister, or an expert at any profession
Sea, sea water; seaside
Kala mai ia‘u
Commonly referred to a long-time resident of Hawai'i.
A man or boy
Musical jam session
Cloth made from the bark of the wauke tree
Sacred, taboo, forbidden, no trespassing
Child, offspring, or children
Help, aid, assistance, relief.
Be quiet! Shut up!
A hui hou kākou
Until we meet again–said to a group
Sharp jagged lava rock
You're welcome/No problem
Land, especially Hawaiian ancestral lands
Smart, Clever, Intelligent
Road, way, path
Chief, chiefess, or royalty
Love, affection; greeting, salutation; Hello! Good-bye!
Farewell to you
Love of the land; to nurture and care for the land.
Aloha au ia ‘oe
I love you
Aloha nui loa
Very much love
No problem, no trouble.
Modern; Especially relating to hula.
Ancestral spirit, family or personal gods
E Komo Mai
Long house, as for canoes or hula instruction; meeting house
A porch, patio, or balcony
Sky, the heavens
The flower of the ‘ohi‘a tree
A necklace of flowers, leaves, shells, feathers, given as a symbol of affection;
Feeble minded, numb
Literally means taro leaves, but used for a Hawaiian feast
Foreman, boss, supervisor
Mahalo nui loa
Thank you very much
Insolent, rude, brazen
Maika‘i no au
I am fine
Toward the ocean
Parent, any relative of the parent's generation
To take care of, preserve, protect, maintain;
New comer, visitor
Chinese dim sum
Native, indigenous, genuine.
Inland, upland, toward the mountains.
Chant or melodic song for hula dancing
Mele Kalikimaka me ka Hau‘oli Makahiki Hou
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Legendary race of small people believed to have worked during the night building roads, fish ponds and temples.
Nosy, frivolously inquisitive
Big, large, great, or important
‘O ia mau nō
Same as usual
Family, relative, kin group; related.
Ass or butt (slang)
Language, speech, word, quotation, statement, utterance, term; to speak, say, state, talk, mention, quote, converse, tell; oral, verbatim, verbal.
Delicious or tasty, and also a large mackerel type of fish
Smooth, ropey lava
Cliff, a steep hill or slope
Finished, ended, all done
How are you?
A paste made from pounded taro root
Good fortune, blessing
Prayer, incantation, blessing, grace; to pray, worship, ask a blessing.
Snacks or appetizers
Handsome, pretty, beautiful, youthful
Louse, flea. Small, tiny
Water, usually fresh water
Fast or speedy