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...
Hawaiian Word of the Day: Iolani

Hawaiian Word of the Day: Iolani

Iolani, which means Royal Hawk, is a name which refers to Kamehameha the fourth, whose full name was Alexander Iolani Kalanikualiholiho. He reigned over the Kingdom of Hawaii as Regent from 1855, until his death eight years later…

Hawaiian Word of the Day: Hua

Hawaiian Word of the Day: Hua

The Hawaiian Word of the Day is hua. The word hua has many, many definitions, but it is most commonly used to refer to eggs or to fruit. Hua can also refer to things which are round in shape, much like eggs and certain fruit are. Appropriately so, there is also a...
Hawaiian Word of the Day: Huli

Hawaiian Word of the Day: Huli

The Hawaiian Word of the Day is huli. Huli means to turn, reverse, or curl over. The local favorite, hulihuli chicken takes its name from the Hawaiian word for “turn” because while roasting, the chicken is turned back and forth several times, similar to a...