kamaaina

[ kah-muh-ahy-nuh ]
/ ˌkɑ məˈaɪ nə /

noun

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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Examples from the Web for kamaaina

  • In journeying they passed through Waialua, resting in the house of a kamaaina at Kawaihapai.