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- n. Plural form of paniolo.
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When, a few decades later, those cattle had reproduced and began to be a nuisance, King Kamehameha III recruited some Mexican cowboys, which the locals dubbed "paniolos", to handle the problem.
Go to the Big Island of Hawaii to hang out with paniolos on a horseback ride through the open country, a cattle drive, or a long roughrider getaway weekend.
Today, paniolos still work the ranches, many of which welcome guests for daily horseback rides.
On the Big Island Thursday, paniolos, or Hawaiian cowboys, will put on a show for the couple at Parker Ranch on the slopes of Mauna Kea volcano.
… Don’t think so, just that the old paniolos were tougher than I am.