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Hawaiian Animals

I'm not done with the Hawaiian tree yet, but it looks like there isn't a lesson about animals yet. I found a picture book called "Absolutely Awesome Island Animals in Hawaiian and English" and I thought I should share the words that are in it:

moʻo — gecko

nēnē — goose

naiʻa — dolphin

ʻiʻiwi — honeycreeper

ʻōpeʻapeʻa — bat

manō — shark

aeʻo — stilt

kameleona — Jackson's chameleon

kanapī — centipede

ʻelelū — cockroach

honu — sea turtle

ʻīlio holo i ka uaua — monk seal

alae kea — coot

pueo — owl

he'e — octopus

koholā — whale

nananana makaki'i — happy face spider

And, of course:

humuhumunukunukuapua'a — reef triggerfish

Aloha kākou!

May 5, 2019

8 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/M3ry4Nn

LAUWILIWILINUKUNUKUʻOIʻOI - longnose butterfly fish (aka the "bubble's" guy from Nemo)

May 7, 2019

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

Thanks very much!! This is great!

May 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JasmineJac480164

Thanks for this!

May 6, 2019

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    I am not this far but thanks for this.

    May 6, 2019

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

    The cockroach is not a native of Hawai'i, but it is here now! If you come to the islands you will likely find these friendly creatures visiting you along your journey!

    June 22, 2019

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

    Nene does not mean goose. The Nene is a specific type of goose indigenous to Hawaii. Not a regular goose.

    July 17, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PatrickBra289091

    Mahalo!

    June 6, 2019

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

    Some animals that are used a bit more in everyday language (:

    Puaʻa - Pig

    Manu - Bird

    ʻIo - Hawk

    Pōpoki - Cat

    ʻĪlio - Dog

    June 13, 2019
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