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aloha

[uh-loh-uh, ah-loh-hah] /əˈloʊ ə, ɑˈloʊ hɑ/
noun, interjection
1.
hello; greetings.
2.
adjective
3.
friendly; hospitable; welcoming:
The aloha spirit prevails throughout the islands.
Origin of aloha
1890-1895
Borrowed into English from Hawaiian around 1890-95
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aloha

/əˈləʊə; ɑːˈləʊhɑː/
noun, sentence substitute
1.
a Hawaiian word for hello, goodbye
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Word Origin and History for aloha

1798, Hawaiian aloha, Maori aroha, an expression used in greeting or valediction, literally "love, affection, pity." Sometimes aloha 'oe, from 'oe "to you."

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