hamani Primary, primary election, i.e. a preliminary election to nominate candidates for office. Ma ka wae moho, e koho kekahi ʻaoʻao kālaiʻāina i ka mea a lākou e kākoʻo ai i ka holo moho ʻana no kekahi kūlana koʻikoʻi o ke aupuni. In the primary, a political party chooses the person they will support in running for election for an important government position. Sh. koho wae moho (dic.). Also koho pāloka wae moho. Wae moho kūākea. Open primary. Wae moho kūloko. Closed primary.