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    I shouldn't have been surprised top learn that "ohana" means more than just a ukulele maker.

    "Ohana is an idea in Hawaiian culture. The word ʻohana means welcome in the Hawaiian language, but in a much wider sense, to include not only one's closer relatives, but also one's cousins, in-laws, friends, race, and other neighbours."
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    I heard the word Ohana mentioned in a news report last night from Hawaii, about the shooting at Pearl Harbor. The reporter on camera was from Hawaii, and she was talking about how Oahu is a close-knit community and how the shooting hit the community hard. When she was talking about what a close-knit community it is, she mentioned "we call it ohana" or something to that effect. A good name for a ukulele maker.
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    "Ohana" means family. In Hawaii, this is often used to refer to one's extended family.

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    Yes. This was one of the big quotes from Lilo and Stitch when it came out. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for a sequel that teaches what “Ko’Aloha” means. ��
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    Quote Originally Posted by derbyhat View Post
    Yes. This was one of the big quotes from Lilo and Stitch when it came out. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for a sequel that teaches what “Ko’Aloha” means. ��
    From "Making Music" article: "The name KoAloha comes from the Hawaiian words kou aloha, meaning “your love.” The name also includes “koa,” which is a native Hawaiian wood used to make KoAloha ukuleles."

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    Quote Originally Posted by John boy View Post
    I heard the word Ohana mentioned in a news report last night from Hawaii, about the shooting at Pearl Harbor. The reporter on camera was from Hawaii, and she was talking about how Oahu is a close-knit community and how the shooting hit the community hard. When she was talking about what a close-knit community it is, she mentioned "we call it ohana" or something to that effect. A good name for a ukulele maker.
    Yes, that's where I heard it - actually read it.
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