What Does That Word Mean?

by | Jun 8, 2020


Big Island = Hawaiʻi Island
Hale = home or house
Hui = the gathering place
Kai = ocean, sea
Lanai = porch, deck, veranda
Lehua = blossom of the ohiʻa tree
Mauka = upcountry
Makai = seaward
Ohiʻa = native majestic tree
Paniolo = cowboy
Poi = a food prepared from the cooked corms of taro that are mashed with water to the consistency of a paste or thick liquid and often allowed to ferment. Can also mean “mix.”


Lehua = our Lab/Retriever mix
Wally = our black poi pup
Smoke = Palomino Appaloosa that flew with us to Hawaiʻi
Palmer = new dappled bay gelding
Girdie = Nubian goat that flew with us to Hawaiʻi
LeLe = newest Nubian goat
Makai = orange Tabby kitty
Tucker = our first ferrel kitty
Jett = our second ferrel kitty
Tutu = kitty that came with the hale
The Girls = our assorted chickens

What Clients Are Saying

“Jen was very proactive in all aspects of selling our property and found contractors to keep the property looking good throughout the listing period. She also provided advice throughout the process and was very helpful in getting the transaction done at a distance (we were on the mainland throughout the process). Her knowledge of the Hamakua Coast was very helpful in helping prospective buyers understand the regulatory and practical issues associated with shoreline properties.”

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