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Ten Hawaiian Words for the Day



Lu’au – Taro tops; also a Hawaiian feast so named because they serve taro tops

Mahalo – Thank you as a life concept; living in thankfulness

Mahalo nui loa – Thank you very much; Nui is the word for big, large, grand; Loa is the word for long.

Malama –  To take care of; to serve, to honor, to protect and care for

Malamalama – Light of knowledge; clarity of thinking; shining, radiant, clear; enlightenment

Malama ka po’e – Care for one’s people

Malama the aina – Care for the land; caring for one’s sense of place

Mana ‘o – One’s thoughts and beliefs that have become true for them; serving to empower them; giving them certainty and conviction

Mana’o lokahi – Unanimous

Mauna – Mountain


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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