Glyph of the word 'pinia'.


  • (n.) bird of paradise
  • (nm.) a girl’s given name

Kau i pinia po pale li’i oi malimali o ei.
“There were birds of paradise outside my house during my childhood.”

Notes: And indeed, there were. Until I was five, I lived in San Pedro, a city by the sea. In the second house I lived in, there were birds of paradise planted just outside the front door. I always liked them because they were big and tough. In this way, they were unlike other flowers, that tend to be smaller and more frail. I’ve always associated them with pride and strength.

For more information about the name Pinia, you can check out its name entry here.

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