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17 Words And Phrases Only People From Hawaii Will Understand

The Hawaiian Islands are unique in more ways than anyone can count – and that includes our language, vocabulary, and local diction. While most people from Hawaii don’t have an accent, per se, there are a variety of words and phrases from the Hawaiian language that are still frequently used today, and that might leave visitors a little confused, to say the least. Last year, we featured 15 words you’ll only understand if you live in Hawaii, and today, we’re back with 17 more.

Want to discover more content about the Hawaiian language? Check out these 15 words and phrases people from Hawaii simply don’t understand.

Megan Shute
Megan is a freelance journalist residing near Honolulu, Hawaii. She is obsessed with hiking, beach trips, locally-grown coffee, and finding the best acai bowl on Oahu.