Hawaiian Words for Family

Words that a Hawaiian might use for a family member.

ListenHawaiian WordEnglish Translation
OhanaFamily, kin, relative
HaleHouse or home.
LanaiPorch, patio, or balcony. Usually at the back of the house.
TutuGrandparent (affectionate)
KaneMan
WahineWoman, female

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