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Hawaiian Word of the Day: palapala

palapala: 1. Document of any kind, bill, deed, warrant, certificate, policy, letter, tract, writ, diploma, manuscript; writing of any kind, literature; printing on tapa or paper; formerly the Scriptures or learning in general; to write, send a written message. 2. Maui name for pualu, a fish. 3. Variation of name for maomao, a fish (Pukui & Elbert, 1971).

Palapala to the U.S. written by Queen Lili'uokalani

Palapala to the U.S. written by Queen Lili’uokalani

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