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  • n. A Hawaiian cowboy.


Hawaiian, perhaps from Spanish espaƱol Spanish. (Wiktionary)


  • He had been a paniolo, that's Hawaiian for cowboy before he joined the police force in 1898, just when Hawaii was annexed by the United States.

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  • Many there had already heard of and some had even tasted the might of this unusual weapon wielded by the former rough-riding paniolo.

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  • The ranch's museum, historic homes and visitor center are now closed, but visitors can learn all about Hawaii cowboy, or "paniolo," culture at the Top headlines

  • Originally, Apana had worked as a paniolo, or Hawaiian cowboy.

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  • "I had to force myself to make the trip here this morning," said Alex Penoveroff, a long-time paniolo that worked at Parker Ranch for many years.

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  • We are proud of your collaboration, and for doing something about the heartbreak of long-time paniolo, Mr. Alex Penoveroff.

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  • By loosening a guitar's strings -- slacking the keys -- Hawaiian paniolo (cowboys) created this distinct sound nearly 200 years ago.


  • If you are interested in the local culture, go and discover the uniquely blended Hawaiian, Portuguese, and Mexican cultures - still alive and celebrated among Hawaiian paniolo (cowboys) on the island's big ranches.

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