AskDefine | Define Hawaiian

Dictionary Definition

Hawaiian adj : of or relating to or characteristic of the state or island of Hawaii or to the people or culture or language

Noun

1 the Oceanic languages spoken on Hawaii
2 a resident of Hawaii

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Alternative spellings

Pronunciation

  • [h@"waI@n]

Adjective

  1. Descended from the peoples inhabiting the Hawaiian islands prior to European contact.
  2. Of or having to do with the Hawaiian race, culture, or language.
  3. Of or having to do with the culture of the U.S. state of Hawaii.
  4. Of or having to do with a resident of the U.S. state of Hawaii.

Usage notes

Translations

Noun

  1. A descendant of the peoples inhabiting the Hawaiian islands prior to European contact.
  2. A resident of the U.S. state of Hawaii.

Usage notes

  • sense a resident of Hawaii This sense is disliked by some descendants of the pre-European Hawaiians.

Translations

Proper noun

  1. The Hawaiian language.

Translations

  • Chinese: 夏威夷语 (Xiàwēiyí yǔ)
  • Finnish: havaiji
  • German: Hawaiianisch
  • Russian: гавайский
  • Swedish: hawaiiska

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Extensive Definition

Hawaiian may refer to:
Hawaiian in Simple English: Hawaiian
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