kapa kulture

This blog is dedicated to Hawaiian kapa and matters related to Hawai'i nei…kuku kapa e!

Hawaiian Word of the Day: mo’o kū’auhau

mo’o kū’auhau: Genealogical succession, pedigree.

mo’o kupuna: Ancestral genealogy.

I am working on my mo’o kū’auhau, my family genealogy, today with the help of a good friend who has the mana’o about ‘ōlelo. The purpose is to be able to honor my kupuna, my ancestors, when the time comes to introduce myself in the proper way. Ancient protocol would have lengthy introductions in order to know with whom one was speaking… aloha kākou


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