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brother Pukui-Elbert, Eng to Haw,

Kaikuaʻana, kuaʻana (older sibling of same sex); kaikaina, kaina (younger sibling of same sex); kaikunāne, kunāne (of a female); mua, hānau mua, hele mua (older sibling); hānau hope, hele hope (younger sibling); hoahānau kāne (“brother” in the church); pōkiʻi, muli pōkiʻi (youngest sibling).

  • Examples:
    • They are brothers, ʻo lāua, he kaikuaʻana a he kaikaina.
    • They are brother and sister, ʻo lāua, he kaikunāne a he kaikuahine.
    • Kuaʻana, kaina, and kunāne are often used as terms of address.
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