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Ten Hawaiian Words for the Day


Ka’ana like – To share or divide; eg: share the work, share the joy

Kahu – Caretaker, spiritual advisor, pastor

Kai – Sea Water

Ka la hiki ola – Dawning of a new day

Kakou –  All of us in this together

Kama aina – A native born Hawaiian without Hawaiian blood; translation is land child

Kaona – Concealed reference; hidden meaning

Kaumaha – Heaviness; weight

Keia la – Today

Keia manawa – In this present time


CITE: MANAGING WITH ALOHA: Bringing Hawaii’s Universal Values to the Art of Business by Rosa Say




Dr. Sheila Embry is a govie, author, pracademician, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who loves to read, write, think, and laugh. Many of her blog postings are summaries or excerpts of books that she read and wants to share to encourage others. An author with more than 25 years experience within the legislative and executive branches of the U. S. federal government holding 3 accredited degrees: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and Baccalaureate of Business Administration, she believes in continuing learning both on and off the job. She has been recognized with multiple professional and writing awards for her peer-reviewed, publications. Click the bibliography page above for a listing of all the publications.

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