Hawaiian language - a little bit of history

Posted by Teresa Nelle RS-60797 on Friday, November 3rd, 2017 at 5:12pm.

You may have heard the term "Maui No Ka Oi" - it means "Maui is the best" in the Hawaiian language.  Here is a little history lesson for you - when visiting the islands, you may hear some of these terms.

Here are a few Hawaiian expressions like Maui no ka oi to learn during your stay!

Aloha kakahiaka – Good morning

Aloha ke akua – God is love

E komo mai – Come in, welcome

Aloha nui loa – Much love, fondest regards

Komo mai e noho – Come in, sit, rest

A hui hou – Goodbye, until we meet again

Malama pono – Take care, be right

Ke Akua pu a hui hou – God bless you and see you later

E pili mau na pomaika’I ia ‘oe – May blessings ever be with you

Ka makani ‘olu ‘olu – Refreshing, perfect wind

Mai ‘ai – Come and eat

Hawaiians are all about sharing, eating and talking story with their friends. I hope you enjoy your time here and learn how to slow down the pace of life. A hui hou!

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