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  • n. Plural form of haole.


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  • Asians, Pacific Islanders, mainland Caucasians - called haoles - live side by side with African Americans, Europeans and military personnel who returned to live or retire.

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  • I remember all the way back to middle school when I noticed that Japanese people on the whole had nicer looking skin than "haoles".

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  • Here, the locals resent the "haoles" too, as they were ilegally overtaken by Gringolandia.


  • Koolau forgot where he was, forgot everything, as he lay and marvelled at the strange persistence of these haoles who would have their will though the sky fell in.

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  • Because the haoles wanted labour with which to work the stolen land, they had brought in the Chinese coolies, and with them had come the sickness.

    Koolau the Leper

  • There was no gainsaying that terrible will of the haoles.

    Koolau the Leper

  • The dozen I refer to were haoles of position and prominence.

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  • A dozen haoles -- I beg your pardon, white men -- have lost their hearts to her at one time or another.

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  • Even dogs and hogs that made a noise were slain, nor all that night were the ships 'bells of the haoles in the harbour allowed to strike.


  • Natives (kanakas) blamed whites (haoles) for ruining their lives and culture.

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