People You Should Know

This table includes persons of distinction and others you should know.

Hawaiian Word English Definition
Alaka’i Leader
Ali`i Hawaiian royalty
`Anakala Uncle
`Anake Aunt
Haumana Student
Hoahanau Cousin
Hoa kula Classmate
Hoaloha Beloved friend
Hoapili Close friend
Hui Staff, team, group
Kahu lio Groom
Kahuna Priest
Kahuna pule Pastor
Kaikamahine Daughter
Kaikua’ana Older brother of a male
Kaikaina Younger brother or sister of the same sex
Kaiko’eke Brother in law
Kaikua’ana Older sister of a female
Kaikunane Older brother of a male
Kaikuahine Sister of a male
Kahuna Priest, skilled person, expert in a field
Kamali`i Children
Kanaka Human
Kane Man
Kane male Married man
Kupunakane Grandfather, grandpa, granpa, grampy, gramps, papa, pops
Kupunawahine Grandmother, grandma, granma, granny, grammy, grams, nana
Keiki Child, children, kid, kids, offspring
Keikikane Son
Koa Soldier
Kumu Teacher
Kupuna Grandparent
Ku`uipo Sweetheart
Lawai`a Fisherman
Makamaka Intimate friend
Makua Parent
Makuahine Mother, mom, mama, mommy
Makuakane Father, dad, pa, daddy
Mo`i Royalty, King or Queen
Mo`opuna Grandchild
Ohana Family
Paniolo Cowboy
Tutu Affectionate name for grandmother or grandfather
Wahine Woman
Wahine makua Sister in law
Wahine male Married woman
Wahine male hou Bride