Words for family members and other relatives in Hawaiian (ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi), a Polynesian language spoken mainly in Hawaii.
Key to abbreviations: sg = singular, pl = plural, m = male, f = female
|Hawaiian (ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi)|
|parents||mākua (sg. makua) - refers to one's parents and others of one's parents generation|
|father||makua kāne, makua|
|mother||makuahine, māmā, lūauʻi|
|child||keiki, kama, nōpuʻu (sg)
|son||keiki, keiki kāne, kama kāne.|
|sibling||hānau mua (older)
hānau hope, pōkiʻi (younger)
|kaikuaʻana, kuaʻana (older brother/cousin of a male)
kaikaina, kaina (younger brother/cousin of a male)
kaikunāne, kunāne (brother of a female)
|kaikuaʻana, kaikuʻana (older sister/cousin of a female)
kaikaina (younger sister/cousin of a female)
kaikuahine (sister/cousin of a male)
kika, tita (slang)
|uncle||makua kāne, ʻanakala
makua kāne makua (parent's older brother or cousin)
makua kāne ʻōpio (parent's younger brother or cousin)
makua kāne hanauna (parent's brother or male cousin)
|aunt||makuahine, makuahine hanauna, ʻanakē
makuahine makua(parent's older sister or cousin)
makuahine ʻōpio (parent's younger sister or cousin)
|grandfather||kupuna kane (grandfather, great uncle)
tūtū, kūkū, kūkū kāne (grandpa)
|grandmother||kupuna wahine (grandmother, great aunt, female ancestor)
tūtū, kūkū, kūkū wahine (grandma)
Family words in Hawaiian differ depending on whether you are male or female. For example, a female calls her brother or male cousin kaikunāne or kunāne, while a male would call his brother or male cousin kaikuaʻana or kuaʻana.
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