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kamaaina

[kah-muh-ahy-nuh]
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noun
  1. 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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Examples from the Web for kamaaina

Historical Examples

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

    Hawaiian Folk Tales

    Various