Additional Hawaiian Vocabulary Words - Random, not in alphabetical order

A

a`a ~ sharp jagged lava rock

`a`ala ~ smell good

ae ~ yes

ahe ~ breeze

ahi ~ fire

ahi`ahi ~ evening

'ahui mai'a ~ banana bunch

`aina ~ land, earth

'Aina Kakahiaka ~ breakfast

alanui ~ street

`aka`aka ~ laugh

akahele ~ be careful of

akamai ~ smart, intellegent

aloha ~ is a greeting used to say hello or goodbye. Aloha can also mean love.

anuanu ~ cold

anuenue ~ rainbow

a'ole ~ no

`auinala ~ afternoon

`aumakua ~ family guardian spirits

apolima ~ bracelet

awakea ~ noontime

'awe ~ backpack

 

I

ihu ~ nose

ikaika ~ strong

`ilio ~ dog

inu ~ drink

imu ~ underground pit oven used in luau

K

ka'a ~ automobile

kahakai ~ beach

kahiko ~ traditional, old, ancient

Kohala ~ humpback whale

kai ~ ocean, ocean water

kala ~ dollar, money

kalo ~ taro

kama`aina ~ native-Hawaiian or long-time resident

kama'a 'ole ~ barefoot

kapa moe ~ blanket

kapu ~ forbidden, sacred

kaukau ~ food

kini ~ aluminum can

koa ~ strong, soldier, native acacia tree

kui ~ to string as a lei

kokoke ~ close, near, almost

kokua ~ help, cooperation

kono ~ invite

H

hahai ~ follow

hakaka ~ fight

hala kahiki ~ pineapple

halau ` hula troupe

hale ~ house, building

hana ~ work, bay

hanau ~ give birth

haole ~ foreigner, Caucasian

hapa ~ mix

hapai ~ pregnant

hapalua ~ half

hau`oli ~ happy

heiau ~ ancient Hawaiian religious temple

hohono ~ smell bad

ho`i mai ~ come back

hoku ~ star

holoholo ~ to walk or travel for fun
honi ~ ckiss

honu ~ turtle

ho`okipa ~ hospitality

ho'okomo ~ enter, come in

ho`oku`i ~ to join together

ho`olauna ~ introduce

ho`olohe ~ listen

ho`omo`a ~ cook

ho`opono ~ faithful

hu hu ~ angry, agitated

hui ~ group organization

hu'i hu'i ~ cool

hula ~ Hawaiian form of communication using dance

huli ~ turn

Humuhumunukunukuapua'a ~ Picasso triggerfish (State Fish)

L

lama pa'ipa'i ~ cocktail

lanai ~ porch, veranda

lanakila ~ to have victory

lani ~ heavenly

laulima ~ cooperate

lei ~ garland of flowers, leaves, nuts, or shells

lewa ~  air

lima ~ arm (body part)

limu ~ seaweed

lole 'au'au ~ bathing suit

lolo ~ crazy

lua ~ bathroom, toilet

lu`au ~ feast

luakini ~ temple for human sacrifice

M

mahalo ~ thank you

mahimahi ~ dolfin fish

mahina ~  moon

maika`i ~ good

makaainana ~ commoner

makahiki ~ Ancient Hawaiian celebration held annually with sports and religious festivities

maka`ika`i ~ tour, sight see

makai ~ towards the ocean

makana ~ gift

malihini ~ newcomer, visitor

mana ~ spiritual power

mana`o ~ think

mauka ~ inland, towards the mountains mauna mountain

maunu ~ bait

mele ~ song, sing

menehune ~ mythical elf like people who are rumored to have inhabited the Hawaiian islands before Polynesians

moe'uhane ~  dream

moku ~ island

mokulele ~ airplane

moana ~ ocean, sea

mo`o ~ lizard, reptile water spirit

mu’umu’u ~ long and loose fitting dress

N

na`au ~ pretty

nai'a ~ dolphin

nani ~ beautiful, enjoyable

napo'o 'ana o ka la ~ sunset

nene ~ endangered Hawaii native goose

niu ~ coconut

nohea ~ handsome, loveliness

O

ola ~ healthy, alive

`olu`olu ~ nice, pleasant

`oma`ima`i ~ not feeling well

`ono ~ delicious

`opala ~ trash

P

pa`akiki ~ stubborn

pahoehoe ~ smooth lava

palama ~ palm tree

pa'i palaoa ~ cake

pali ~ cliff

pau ~ done, completed

pinao ~ dragonfly

pipi ~ cow

pohaku ~ stone, rock

poi ~ pounded taro root

pololi ~ hungry

pomaika'i ~ good fortune/good luck

pu`iwa ~ surprise

puka ~ hole

pulehu ~ cook over hot coals

pulelehua ~ butterfly

punahele ~ favorite

pupu ~ appetizer, snack

pupule ~ crazy

pu`u ~ hill, cinder cone

U

ua ~ rain

ue ~ cry

u`i ~ youthful looking, beautiful

uku ~ pay

ukulele ~ stringed instrument, small guitar

 

W

wa`a ~ canoe

wai ~ water (not salt water)

wikiwiki ~ quickly, fast

wiwi ~ skinny

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