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

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