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Hawaiian Word of the Day: kaona

kaona: Hidden meaning, as in Hawaiian poetry; concealed reference, as to a person, thing, or place; words with double meanings that might bring good or bad fortune. Kaona ho’oʻinoʻino, pejorative innuendo. No wai ke kaona o kēlā mele? Who is being referred to in veiled language in that song?

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2 thoughts on “Hawaiian Word of the Day: kaona

  1. Saw these two perform live at Henry the Wild Hawai’ian concert on Maui in 2014. Never tire of seeing, hearing this. Is there a transcript? Kamaha’o No Hou!! ❤

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