"He kumu koʻu ʻanakala."

Translation:My uncle is a teacher.

October 19, 2018



Was there ever a native word for uncle?

October 19, 2018


I think originally makua referred to all the family members of the generation above the child, so parents, aunts, uncles, first cousins once removed, etc.

October 24, 2018


Yeah, there arenʻt separate words for father/uncle/cousin of my father. Relationships were generational.

But then you could differentiate an uncle or from your father by modifying it:

Makua kāne ʻōpio - Uncle younger than my parent Makua kāne mākua - Uncle older than my parent

October 24, 2018


So how would you say "The teacher is my uncle"?

February 2, 2019
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