- a longtime resident of Hawaii.
Origin of kamaaina
1900–05; < Hawaiian kamaʿāina native born, equivalent to kama child, person + ʿāina land, earth
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Historical Examples of kamaaina
In journeying they passed through Waialua, resting in the house of a kamaaina at Kawaihapai.Hawaiian Folk Tales