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Hawaiian Word of the Day

Hawaiian Word of the Day: September 25th

Most people who live in Hawai?i know what a maile lei is, but it is one of those Hawaiian words that is all too often mispronounced. Maile is a native twining shrub with shiny, fragrant leaves, used for decorations and lei, especially on important occasions. Maile is pronounced “mai-lei,” not to be confused with the Leeward O?ahu community called M??ili.

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