Words for family members and other relatives in Hawaiian (ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi), a Polynesian language spoken mainly in Hawaii.
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Key to abbreviations: sg = singular, pl = plural, m = male, f = female
|parents||mākua (sg. makua) - refers to one's parents and others of one's parents generation|
|father||makua kāne, makua|
|mother||makuahine, māmā, lūauʻi|
|child||keiki, kama, nōpuʻu (sg)kamaliʻi (pl)|
|son||keiki, keiki kāne, kama kāne.|
|sibling||hānau mua (older) hānau hope, pōkiʻi (younger)|
|brother /male cousin||kaikuaʻana, kuaʻana (older brother/cousin of a male) kaikaina, kaina (younger brother/cousin of a male) kaikunāne, kunāne (brother of a female)|
|sister /female cousin||kaikuaʻana, kaikuʻana (older sister/cousin of a female) kaikaina (younger sister/cousin of a female) kaikuahine (sister/cousin of a male) kika, tita (slang)|
|uncle||makua kāne, ʻanakala makua kāne makua (parent's older brother or cousin) makua kāne ʻōpio (parent's younger brother or cousin) makua kāne hanauna (parent's brother or male cousin)|
|aunt||makuahine, makuahine hanauna, ʻanakē makuahine makua (parent's older sister or cousin) makuahine ʻōpio (parent's younger sister or cousin)|
|grandfather||kupuna kane (grandfather, great uncle) tūtū, kūkū, kūkū kāne (grandpa)|
|grandmother||kupuna wahine (grandmother, great aunt, female ancestor)tūtū, kūkū, kūkū wahine (grandma)|
Family words in Hawaiian differ depending on whether you are male or female. For example, a female calls her brother or male cousin kaikunāne or kunāne, while a male would call his brother or male cousin kaikuaʻana or kuaʻana.
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