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"ka maiʻa a me ka hala kahiki"

Translation:banana and pineapple

June 27, 2019

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

Sounds like a new pokemon series


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

Why is it hard to Google about "hala kahiki"?

Most of the pages only show bars or restaurants with that name.

And Google Translate does not recognise it too. When I translated "pineapple" into Hawai'ian, it gave "nā paila"

Is this word recently coined?

~Vir pius sacrificat~


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ctxkh1Me

From my internet searches, apparently hala refers to a tree or fruit that grows in Hawaii. The name hala kahiki literally means "foreign hala."


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

Finally, an illuminating answer. Mahalo!


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

Paina (painaʻāpala) looks to be just a transliteration of the English. I definitely wouldn't rely on google translate for accurate Hawaiian. Dictionary link


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Musketeer80

Elsewhere I've seen this as one word, "halakahiki", not as two. Are both valid?

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