Aloha – hello, goodbye, love
Pau – finished, done
Mahalo – thank you
Puka – hole
Ono – delicious
Mauka – mountain side (used a lot when referring to directions. Example – on the mauka side of the road)
Makai – ocean side (used a lot when referring to directions)
Paniolo – cowboy
Honu – green sea turtle
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