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"No Niʻihau koʻu makuahine."

Translation:My mother is from Niʻihau.

October 13, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RonRGB

States in Hawaiian = State in English

Kaleponi = California

Kalolaina Hema = South Carolina

Mikikana = Michigan

Mikouli = Missouri

Wakinekona = Washington

Waiomina = Wyoming

Makakukeka = Massachusetts

'Ālaka = Alaska

'Alapama = Alabama

'Loke 'Ailana = Rhode Island

'Alikona = Arizona

Kenekuke = Kentucky

Mikikipi = Mississippi

Wikonekina = Wisconsin

Welemoneka = Vermont

Nuioka = New York

Monekana = Montana

Keokia = Georgia

Kololako = Colorado

'Inikiana = Indiana

Minekoka = Minnesota

Newaka = Nevada

'Ilinoe = Illinois

Nū 'Ieleke = New Jersey

Luikiana = Louisiana

'Akanaka = Arkansas

Kenekī = Tennessee

Hawai'i = Hawaii

'Ohaio = Ohio

Kelawea = Delaware

Nepalaka = Nebraska

Wilikinia = Virginia

Kalolaina 'Ākau = North Carolina

Konekikuka = Connecticut

Nū Hameka = New Hampshire

Maine = Maine

Nū Mekiko = New Mexico

Kakoka 'Ākau = North Dakota

Uka = Utah

Melelana = Maryland

Kekeka = Texas

Wilikinia Komohana = West Virginia

'Okalahoma = Oklahoma

'Olekona = Oregon

Penekelewinia = Pennsylvania

'Ikahō = Idaho

Kanekaka = Kansas

Kakoka Hema = South Dakota

Pololika = Florida

'Iowa = Iowa


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MitchTalmadge

Fun fact, Niʻihau is a protected island where a Hawaiian family has lived for many years. It's often called the forbidden island. There are no roads or commercial buildings, and food is obtained by hunting and gathering. The people there speak Hawaiian. https://www.hawaii.com/discover/island-of-niihau/


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JamesTWils

It is only "protected" in the sense that it is private property, right? Since the owners of the island are the Robinsons, descendants of the Sinclairs, I assume that, while Hawaiian, some of their ancestors came from the British Isles.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MitchTalmadge

That's how I understand it. They bought it for $10,000 in the 1860s so going there without permission would be trespassing.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JamesTWils

Wow, $10,000 was a fortune for a private person.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JamesTWils

Is there a more formal term for mother?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Margaret942443

makuahine is the formal term, māmā is more informal

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