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kamaaina

[kah-muh-ahy-nuh] /ˌkɑ məˈaɪ nə/
noun
1.
a longtime resident of Hawaii.
Origin of kamaaina
1900-1905
1900-05; < Hawaiian kamaʿāina native born, equivalent to kama child, person + ʿāina land, earth
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  • In journeying they passed through Waialua, resting in the house of a kamaaina at Kawaihapai.

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