Definition of Kamaaina

1. a longtime resident of Hawaii [n -S]



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Kamaaina

kalsilites
kalsomine
kalsomined
kalsomines
kalsomining
kalua
kalua pig
kalumpang
kalumpit
kalumpits
kaluresis
kaluretic
kalyptra
kalyptras
kam
kamaaina (current term)
kamaainas
kamaboko
kamabokos
kamacite
kamacites
kamado
kamados
kamagraphy
kamaishilite
kamaitachi
kamala
kamalas
kamals
kamancha

Literary usage of Kamaaina

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Jack London and Hawaii by Charmian London (1918)
"JACK LONDON, kamaaina. The other day a man stood, uncovered, beside the red boulder that marks by his own wish the ashes of Jack London, upon the little ..."

2. Publications of the Folk-lore Foundation by Vassar College Folk-lore Foundation (1922)
"... i na kamaaina o ia wahi. I ka wa o Kamehameha e noho alii ana, ua hea hou mai o ... Ua olelo ia e kamaaina o ia wahi, ..."

3. A Digest of the Decisions of the Supreme Court of Hawaii: Volumes 1 to 22 by Wade Warren Thayer, Robert Colfax Lydecker, Hawaii, Hawaii Supreme Court, Supreme Court (1916)
"kamaaina.—A good definition of kamaaina would be to say that it indicates a person familiar from childhood with any locality. ..."

4. Reminiscences of a Pioneer Kanai Family, with References and Anecdotes of by Malcolm Brown (1918)
"John Brash, an old kamaaina, wrote a poem on "The Old Station House Bell," which was published about that time, and was favorably commented on. ..."

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