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"He puni ʻawa ʻo ia."

Translation:She is an ʻawa lover.

December 8, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/danylo65

For those of you, like me who don't know a lot about Hawaiian culture:

"Kava or kava kava or Piper methysticum (Latin "pepper" and Latinized Greek "intoxicating") is a crop of the Pacific Islands. The name kava(-kava) is from Tongan and Marquesan, meaning "bitter"; other names for kava include ʻawa (Hawaiʻi), ʻava (Samoa), yaqona (Fiji), sakau (Pohnpei), and malok or malogu (parts of Vanuatu). Kava is consumed throughout the Pacific Ocean cultures of Polynesia, including Hawaii and Vanuatu, and Melanesia and some parts of Micronesia for its sedating effects."

From Wikipedia


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

Odd way to phrase this. "Awa lover" isn't something I've ever heard growing up in Hawai'i. I submitted "He loves 'awa" and it was accepted.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Neil89554

Reports that I have a typo (omitted okina), but gives no way to enterokina (eg no buttons for special characters)

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