Popoki (pŏ-pō’-ki), n.
Say Beautiful in Hawaiian Learn the basic word. The standard word beautiful is “nani”. It is pronounced as nah-knee. Use the word “ho’onani” as a verb to describe beauty or to give praise. You can pronounce it as “ho-oh-nah-knee”. Use the word “makalapua” for handsome or blossoming (as in flower buds). It is pronounced as ma-caw-la-poo-ahh.
Fluffy . Luluâ`ina. [loo (W)AH’ ee nah]
A (ah), E (eh), I ( long E), O (oh), U (u). In Hawaiian , every letter is pronounced separately. The only exception to this rule are the use of okina (`) and kahakou (line over the vowel). okina causes a glottal stop between vowels, while kahakou causes a vowel to have an elongated sound.
1 : a Polynesian woman .
The Hawaiian meaning of the name Maia is Nurse, mother, goddess of spring; great.
as a girls’ name (also used as boys’ name Miki ) is pronounced MEE-kee. It is of Japanese and Hawaiian origin, and the meaning of Miki is “three trees together; quick, nimble”. Mikki is sometimes used as a short form of names like Michaela.
ko-no, kon-o ] The baby boy name Kono is pronounced as KOW-Now- †. Kono is derived from Native American-Miwok origins. Kono is of the meaning a tree squirrel biting through the middle of a pine nut.
In German, Kai has the same meaning as in Frisian. In Hawaiian , Kai is a unisex name which means “sea” in Hawaiian language or “ocean”. In Japanese, kai has a number of meanings, including “ocean” (海), “shell” (貝), “restoration” and “recovery”. In Swedish, Kai is a male name meaning “rejoice”.
Moana —pronounced “moh-AH-nah,” not “MWAH-nah” means “ocean”—and the character is chosen by the sea itself to return the stolen heart of Te Fiti, who turns out to be an island deity (Tahiti, in its various linguistic forms, including Tafiti, is a pan-Polynesian word for any faraway place).
Haole (/ˈhaʊliː/; Hawaiian [ˈhɔule]) is a Hawaiian term for individuals who are not Native Hawaiian or Polynesian. In Hawaii , it may mean any foreigner or anything else introduced to the Hawaiian islands of foreign origin, though it is most commonly applied to people of European ancestry.
nvs. Esteemed, choice, precious; esteemed older relative, as of parents or grandparents’ generations. (This meaning may be connected with the value attached to featherwork.) He hulu aliʻi, an elderly chief who is loved and esteemed.