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Humuhumunukunukuapua'a

The longest hawaiian word is a fish.

November 21, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/TobiasNV
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Very descriptive, too... pua'a = pig nuku = snout humuhumu = triggerfish; humu = sown/bound...think needle...triggerfish have a needle-like spike in their dorsal fin to lodge themselves into a small crack in a coral so they are difficult to be eaten by predatory fish so, humuhumunukunukuapua'a = pig-nosed triggerfish

November 22, 2018

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I know this word and what it means thanks to Pokémon =') The eighth generation of Pokémon games is based on Hawai'i, and there's a humuhumunukunukuapua'a Pokémon in it, among other Hawai'an references!

November 23, 2018

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Translate is wrong!!! This is what translate says: he iʻa...

November 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/RizpahHarker

literal definition= triggerfish with a snout like a pig

November 27, 2018
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