Definitions

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  • n. An extended Hawaiian family unit.

Etymologies

From Hawaiian ʻohana. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Ke kali nei kekahi mau 'ohana' o ke kau 'ana o ka' ōlelo ho'oholo ma kekahi hihia e noi 'ia ana ka ho'iho'i' ia o ka wai i kekahi mau kahawai he 19 o Maui Komohana.

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  • Ke kali nei kekahi mau 'ohana' o ke kau 'ana o ka' ōlelo ho'oholo ma kekahi hihia e noi 'ia ana ka ho'iho'i' ia o ka wai i kekahi mau kahawai he 19 o

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  • He ho'ohana 'ia paha kahi lā'au make ma luna o kā kākou mea' ai?

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  • Aloha Airlines workers are still keeping in touch with their "ohana" after years of working together.

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  • There was a spirit, lifestyle and identity that went with the longtime kamaaina company, and the "ohana" of former Aloha Airlines workers still keeps in touch.

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  • "ohana" who contributed to making this year's drive a success, no matter how large or small that contribution.

    Hawaii Reporter

  • However, Flanary's documentary also meets with the students' extended families 'ohana and allows them to describe why it is so important to them that their children learn how to speak in Hawaiian.

    George Heymont: The Music and Its Message: Songs of Protest and Cultural Identity

  • But two Democratic candidates running in a May special congressional race here aren't feeling like ohana right now, giving island Republicans a chance to win in this longtime Democratic stronghold.

    Tide Turns for GOP Candidate in Hawaii

  • HONOLULU — One of the important elements of Hawaiian culture is ohana, which means family.

    Tide Turns for GOP Candidate in Hawaii

  • Surrounded by their family and the many friends considered ohana, he had not been truly alone.

    The Aloha Quilt

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  • “Residents who gathered outside the president-elect’s compound or at his appearances called, ‘Obama Ohana,’ meaning Obama family — that is, part of Hawaii’s family.�?

    The New York Times, ‘Hail to Chief’ Ambience for President in Waiting, by Jackie Calmes, January 1, 2009

    January 3, 2009

  • Seen on HGTV.

    November 20, 2008