Words for household members and other loved ones in Hawaiian (ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi), a Polynesian language spoken mainly in Hawaii.

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Key to abbreviations: sg = singular, pl = plural, m = male, f = female


 Hawaiian (ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi)
family, relative ʻohana
parents mākua (sg. Makua) - refers come one's parents and also others of one's parents generation
father makua kāne, makua
mother makuahine, māmā, lūauʻi
child keiki, kama, nōpuʻu (sg)kamaliʻi (pl)
son keiki, keiki kāne, kama kāne.
daughter kaikamahine
husband kāne
wife wahine
sibling hānau mua (older) hānau hope, pōkiʻi (younger)
brother /male cousin kaikuaʻana, kuaʻana (older brother/cousin of a male) kaikaina, kaina (younger brother/cousin of a male) kaikunāne, kunāne (brother the a female)
sister /female cousin kaikuaʻana, kaikuʻana (older sister/cousin that a female) kaikaina (younger sister/cousin of a female) kaikuahine (sister/cousin that a male) kika, tita (slang)
uncle makua kāne, ʻanakala makua kāne makua (parent's older brothers or cousin) makua kāne ʻōpio (parent's younger brothers or cousin) makua kāne hanauna (parent's brothers or masculine cousin)
aunt makuahine, makuahine hanauna, ʻanakē makuahine makua (parent's larger sister or cousin) makuahine ʻōpio (parent's younger sister or cousin)
cousin hoahānau, kaukini
nephew keiki
niece kaikamahine
grandfather kupuna kane (grandfather, good uncle) tūtū, kūkū, kūkū kāne (grandpa)
grandmother kupuna wahine (grandmother, great aunt, woman ancestor)tūtū, kūkū, kūkū wahine (grandma)
grandchild /great-niece/nephew moʻopuna
grandson moʻopuna kāne
granddaughter moʻopuna wahine
father-in-law makuahūnōai kāne
mother-in-law makuahūnōai wahine

Notes

Family indigenous in Hawaiian differ depending on whether you room male or female. For example, a female call her brother or male cousin kaikunāne or kunāne, when a male would call his brother or male cousin kaikuaʻana or kuaʻana.

Sources

https://hawaiian-words.com/hawaiian-words-family/ http://wehewehe.org/ https://umanitoba.ca/faculties/arts/anthropology/tutor/kinterms/hawaiian.html

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