Hawaiian Word of the Day: January 28th By Leilani Poli`ahu • Jan 28, 2021 ShareTweetEmail We all know that waiwai is rich and riches, and we hear it so often. But how do we say poor in Hawaiian? ʻIlihune and that's our Hawaiian word for today. And it means just that, poor, impoverished. Listen Listening... / 0:29 Tags: HWOTDhawaiianWordShareTweetEmailView the discussion thread.