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Ohana meaning?..for Hawaiians
kolidra
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Joined: May 30, 2008
Posts: 14
From: Ontario Canada
Posted: 2008-05-31 7:28 pm   Permalink

Is "Ohana" a true word for "family"? or is it a new (50yrs or so) developed word or something else. My wife wants to get a tattoo of 5 honu representing all family members with the word "Ohana" under it and I was wondering if the word would be suitable?? If not could someone please give me a Hawaiian substitute.

Mahalo


 
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Jungle Trader
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Joined: Jan 04, 2003
Posts: 3735
From: Trader's Jungle Outpost, Turlock, Ca.
Posted: 2008-05-31 8:08 pm   Permalink

Good online resource for all things tiki or Hawaiian is here http://www.konakai.com There's a Hawaiian dictionary there too.

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msteeln
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Joined: Mar 24, 2008
Posts: 280
From: Ka'a'awa, HI
Posted: 2008-06-17 7:56 pm   Permalink

Yes, ohana is the common modern term for family.

 
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