Hawaiian Words for Family

Below is a list of the most frequently used Hawaiian words for family.  Family is a very important concept in the Hawaiian culture and we discuss that below as well.

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

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