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kamaaina

[ kah-muh-ahy-nuh ]
/ ˌkɑ məˈaɪ nə /
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noun
a longtime resident of Hawaii.
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Origin of kamaaina

1900–05; <Hawaiian kamaʿāina native born, equivalent to kama child, person + ʿāina land, earth

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