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Hawaiian Word of the Day: October 10th

Puaʻa means “pig, swine, hog, pork.”

Puaʻa means “pig, swine, hog, pork.” And although it is a commonly used Hawaiian word, even in English conversation, it is often mispronounced. Say puaʻa as in kamapuaʻa. Puʻa is also another pronunciation you might hear, especially among native speakers.

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