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15 Words You’ll Only Understand If You Live In Hawaii

In many states, words all mean the same thing, with slight variations or intensity levels. But in Hawaii, there are several words from the Hawaiian language still used today. And if you aren’t familiar, you will be left scratching your head.

I couldn’t possibly include all the common Hawaiian words in this post, so I do hope you will forgive me – and please let me know in the comments if I missed anything major.

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.