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mauka

[ mah-oo-kuh ]
/ mɑˈu kə /
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adverb Hawaii.
toward the mountains; inland.
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Origin of mauka

<Hawaiian, equivalent to ma- directional particle + uka inland, upland

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How to use mauka in a sentence

  • This very stone, and the hole into which the king fell, may still be seen just mauka of Leleiwi Point.

    Legends of Wailuku|Charlotte Hapai
  • He went mauka until he came upon an extensive upland plain, where he set to work clearing and making ready for planting.

  • The fragrance of upland lehua (moani lehua, a'e la mauka, verse 3) typifies the charms of the woman he pursues.

    Unwritten Literature of Hawaii|Nathaniel Bright Emerson
  • I brought his head along with me and placed it on the altar mauka of Kalawao.

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