aloha (ah-LO-hah)- hello, goodbye, love, compassion
haole (HOW-lee)- a white or Caucasian person
hapa (HAH-pah)- a part or portion, half
honu (hoh-NOO)- a green sea turtle
ho'okipa (ho-oh-KEE-pah)- to show hospitality
ho'opono (ho-oh-PO-no)- to do the right thing
humuhumunukunukuapua'a (hoo-moo-hoo-moo-noo-koo-noo-koo-AH-poo-AH-ah)- a reef triggerfish
kalua (kah-LOO-ah)- to bake in a hot pit in the ground
keiki (KAY-kee)- child
kukui (koo-KOO-ee)-a tree with large, smooth nuts
kulolo (koo-LO-lo)- a taro root and coconut cream custard
lau-lau (low-low; rhymes with bow-bow)- wrapped, such as food wrapped in leaves
lua'u (LOO-ow)- a Hawaiian feast
mahalo (mah-HAH-lo)- thank you
mu'umu'u (MOO-moo)- a long, loose dress that is a traditional Hawaiian garment for women
'ohana (oh-HAH-nah)- family
'ono (OH-no)-tasty, delicious
pika (PEE-kah)- rock or stone
poi (poy)- a starchy pudding made from pounded taro root
puka (POO-kah)- hole. Puka shells have holes in the center.
shaka (SHAH-kah)- a hand gesture that can mean "hi," "see you later," "everything's cool," or "all right!"
taro (TAIR-oh)- a tropical plant with a starchy, edible root
These words have been copied out of the "Glossary of Hawaiian Words" in the Kanani books. They are meant to be used as an informative resource.