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Hawaiian Word of the Day: lāhui

lāhui: 1. Nation, race, tribe, people, nationality; great company of people; species, as of animal or fish, breed; national, racial. Lāhui kaua, a warring people; a large company of soldiers (rare). ‘Ao’ao Lepupalika lāhui, national Republican Party. Lāhui ‘ae’a, nomadic people, gypsy. Lāhui pua o lalo, commoner. ho’olāhui: To form a nation, race, etc. 2. To assemble, gather together. 3. To prohibit, forbid, lay a taboo, proclaim a law (Samoan, lafu: to prohibit). Lāhui ‘ia ka wala’au e Pele, loud talk was prohibited by Pele. ho’olāhui: To cause to be consecrated; to taboo. (Proto Nuclear Polynesian: lafu; Proto Central Polynesian: laafui).

lāhui huipū: United nation. Na Lāhui Huipu, United Nations.

lāhui kanaka: Nation, people, tribe, multitude; mankind, humanity.

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