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Hawaiian Word of the Day
Weekdays at 7:30am & 5:29pm on HPR-1 and WEEKDAYS AT 3PM ON HPR-2

This daily feature encourages awareness of the use of the Hawaiian Language in everyday conversation. In each 30 second vignette host Leilani Poli`ahu introduces a new word, explains what it means, spells it, and models the correct pronunciation

  • Kikowaena means “center.” You can use it to describe such things as a shopping center. Ala Moana Center, for example, is kikowaena kūʻai ʻo Ala Moana.