halau

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Hawaiian hālau

Noun[edit]

halau ‎(plural halaus)

  1. A school or group of hula dancers.
    • 2000, Rosemary Patterson, An End to Innocence (page 21)
      It seemed like we were always preparing for a contest or watching other hula halaus []
    • 2004, Shari 'Iolani Floyd Berinobis, The spirit of hula: photos and stories from around the world (page 58)
      In 1980 I became an active member in three halaus in California and danced professionally for Aunty Ilima and Uncle Jr. Montgomery for the following eighteen years.

Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayic *halaw, from Proto-Malayo-Chamic *halaw, from Proto-Malayo-Sumbawan *halaw, from Proto-Sunda-Sulawesi *halaw, from Proto-Western Malayo-Polynesian *halaw.

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Verb[edit]

halau ‎(Jawi spelling هالاو, used in the form menghalau)

  1. to drive away (to force someone to leave)

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