Hawaiian Word of The Day: Kaleleonalani

Hawaiian Word of The Day: Kaleleonalani

Today’s Hawaiian word of the day is Kaleleonalani. More famously known as Queen Emma. Kaleleonalani was the wife of Kamehameha the Fourth, Alexander Liholiho. Kaleleonalani established the Queens Hospital in 1859 with the goal to help out the…

Hawaiian Word of The Day: Noho

Hawaiian Word of The Day: Noho

The Hawaiian Word of the Day is Noho. The word noho is a noun that can mean a seat, chair or bench. But noho is also a verb, which means to live, reside, act, or even to be married. In Hawaiian genealogies and chants, the word noho is often seen when listing a...
Hawaiian Word of the Day: Konohiki

Hawaiian Word of the Day: Konohiki

Aloha, the Hawaiian Word of the Day is Konohiki. Konohiki are heads of ahupua`a or land divisions under the chief of a particular district. Konohiki manage land and fishing rights within their ahupua`a as well as the people residing in the ahupua`a boundaries. It was...
Hawaiian word of the Day: Kealaikahiki

Hawaiian word of the Day: Kealaikahiki

The Hawaiian Word of the Day is Kealaikahiki. The word Kealaikahiki is actually an entire phrase which means “the path to Tahiti.” Kealaikahiki is the name of the largest land division of the island Kahoolawe, and is also the name of the channel that...
Hawaiian Word of the Day: Ma’o

Hawaiian Word of the Day: Ma’o

The Hawaiian Word of the Day is ma’o. Ma’o is the Hawaiian word for several species of hibiscus, both native and non-native. Most commonly, ma’o refers to the native cotton, a small shrub which bears yellow flowers and seed cases…

Hawaiian Word of the Day: O’opu

Hawaiian Word of the Day: O’opu

The Hawaiian Word of the Day is “o’opu.” O’opu is a general name for fish of the goby family, which include both fresh and saltwater varieties. More commonly known as the Stimpson’s goby, one freshwater species of oopu is endemic to...