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haole

Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

nvs., White person, American, Englishman, Caucasian; American, English; formerly, any foreigner; foreign, introduced, of foreign origin, as plants, pigs, chickens; entirely white, of pigs (Malo 37; perhaps Malo actually means of foreign introduction). References in traditional literature are few, but these have been noted: He haole nui maka ʻālohilohi (FS 201), a big foreigner with bright eyes [referring to Kamapuaʻa, the pig demigod].

  • Examples:
    • Hānau ke poʻo haole, he haole kēlā (KL. line 505), born was the stranger's head, that was strange.
    • Hoʻokahi o Tahiti kānaka, he haole (Kualiʻi chant, For. 4:375) only one people in Tahiti, foreigners.
    • ʻĀina haole, foreign land.
    • ʻŌlelo haole, European language, especially English.
  • References:
    • See kolea #1.
    • Marquesan haoʻe is probably a loan from Hawaiian.

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haole

/ HA-O-LE / Andrews Haw to Eng,

adj., White; he keokeo; ina i keokeo ka hulu o ka puaa a puni, he haole ia puaa; he puaa haole.

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haole

/ HA-O-LE / Andrews Haw to Eng,

1. s., See the above derivation. A person with a white skin; hence, a foreigner; but Hawaiians say haole eleele for a negro.

2. A person from a foreign country; an alien. NOTE.—The foreigners who arrived first at the islands were white persons.

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haole

/ hā'-ō'-le / Parker Haw to Eng,

1. adj., White: he keokeo; ina i keokeo ka hulu o ka puaa a puni, he haole ia puaa; he puaa haole.

2. adj., Foreign; belonging to another country.

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haole

/ hā'-ō-le / Parker Haw to Eng,

1. n., A person with a white skin; hence, a foreigner; but Hawaiians say haole eleele for negro.

2. n., A person from a foreign country; an alien, especially one of Anglo-Saxon stock. (The foreigners who arrived first in the islands were white persons.)

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