Hawaiian Glossary Hawaiian and Hawaiian Pidgin phrases and words that visitors to Hawaii are likely to hear. I created this based on my experience of visiting Kauai, and then a year later moving to the Big Island of Hawaii where I taught high school.
The reach of a tree's branches depends on its trunk, means:
A family's unconditional love strengthens each one to succeed.
Aloha Page This Coconut Roads' page includes meanings of the Hawaiian language's most famous word of all "Aloha."
The Hawaiian language is a melodic language rich in figuarative speech with multilayers of meanings and kaona (hidden meanings). This is one of the oldest of all languages on Earth, and it was nearly decimated after being banned from Hawaii's schools in the 19th century. Thankfully, the renaissance in Hawaii that began in the 1970's has blossomed into a new appreciation for this beautiful and poetic language.