Some Hawaiian Words
A ina – Land.
Ali’i – A Hawaiian chief; a member of the chiefly class.
Aloha– Hello, goodbye, or a feeling or the spirit of love, affection, or kindness.
Hale – House or building.
Haole – foreigner.
He`iau – Hawaiian temple.
Hula – The story-telling dance of Hawaii.
Imu – An underground oven.
Kahuna – A priest or minister; someone who is an expert in a profession.
Kai – The Sea.
Kalua – Cooking food underground.
Kane – Boy or man.
Kapu – Forbidden, taboo; keep out.
Keiki – Child or children.
Kokua – Help.
Lanai – Porch, veranda, patio.
Lei – Necklace of flowers, shells, or feathers.
Limu– Edible seaweed
Lomi – To rub or massage; lomi salmon is raw salmon rubbed with salt.
Lu`au– Hawaiian feast; literally means taro leaves.
Mahalo – Thank you.
Makai – Toward the sea.
Malihini – A newcomer, visitor, or guest.
Ohana – Family.
Ono – Delicious, the best tasting.
Pali – A cliff.
Pono– Goodness, excellence, correct, proper.
Pua – Flower, blossom.
Pupu – Appetizer, snacks, or finger foods.
Wahine – Woman.
Wai – Fresh water.
Wikiwiki – To hurry up, very quick.