Glyph of the word 'ola'.


  • (n.) relative
  • (v.) to be related

Oku ola eika.
“We’re not related.”

Notes: That’s what I tell people when introducing them to my cousin. (Ohhhhhhhhhhh snap!)

The Kamakawi have a large, complex set of terms for familial relations (kind of like Kēlen, come to think of it). There’s a full set of gendered terms, and also gender-neutral terms (kind of matching the pronouns). If it were me having to deal with it, I’d probably just use this one (everybody would be my “relative”!). I’m lazy like that, though.

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