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 Pelekāne
the British royal family
  • IPA(key): /ʔoˈha.na/, [ʔoˈhɐnə]

Noun[edit]

ʻohana

  1. family, relatives, kin group; ohana
    ʻohana holoʻokoʻaextended family, clan
    ʻohana nuiextended family, clan

Verb[edit]

ʻohana

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