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: 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…