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Island Lingo

The "kine" (rhymes with fine) in HawaiianKineGifts is taken from "da kine" - a commonly used phrase in Hawaii to describe things of the same category or of things you already know, as in...da kine Hawaii gifts!

Please check back as we add fun island lingo to help you understand Hawaiian language, local slang, and common terms.

Ohana - means family, watch Lilo & Stitch and you'll find out what it's all about!

Mele Kalikimaka - Merry Christmas! Have you heard the classic song yet?

Hang Loose - Take it easy, relax, chill out, live Hawaiian style and don't stress out! Usually accompanied with the shaka sign.