ʻohana

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See also: ohana and 'ohana

Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ʻohā ‎(taro corm growing from the older root) +‎ -na ‎(nominalizing suffix). Cognate with Maori kōhanga ‎(nest), Rarotongan koʻanga ‎(nest), Samoan ōfaga ‎(nest), Tahitian ofaaraa ‎(nest).

Pronunciation[edit]

ʻohana o mōʻī Pelekane
the British royal family
  • IPA(key): /ʔoˈha.na/, [ʔoˈhɐnə]

Noun[edit]

ʻohana

  1. family, relatives, kin group; ohana
    ʻohana holoʻokoʻa‎ ― extended family, clan
    ʻohana nui‎ ― extended family, clan

Verb[edit]

ʻohana

  1. (intransitive) to gather for family prayers (short for pule ʻohana)