ʻāina Chapter Vocabulary

1 ) cultivate to work the land to grow crops
2 ) flourish to grow well because conditions are good
3 ) inefficient to do a task that is not organized well
4 ) potion a liquid used for medicine
5 ) system a method to do something
6 ) essentials necessities
7 ) dye a substance used to color clothing
8 ) stewardship responsible planning and management
9 ) descend to be related to
10 ) mana supernatural or divine power
11 ) kamaʻāina a native-born person, someone well acquainted with his or her home
12 ) limu seaweed, algae
13 ) malihini a stranger or newcomer; someone unfamiliar with a place or custom
14 ) makaʻāinana a commoner, the general populace or working class
15 ) kuaʻāina rural, country lands; the people that live there
16 ) mālama ʻāina to take care of the land
17 ) wao akua a distant region of the mountain that was thought to be inhabited by spirits
18 ) wao kanaka an inland region where people live and farm
19 ) kula the plains or flat lands
20 ) kahakai seashore
21 ) ma uka inland or towards the mountain
22 ) ma kai seaward or towards the sea
23 ) Papahānaumoku also known as Papa, a goddess of earth, often called “Earth Mother”
24 ) Wākea husband to Papa and father to most of the Hawaiian islands, often called “Sky Father”
25 ) Pua ke kō, kū mai ka heʻe When the sugarcane blossoms, the octopus appears.
26 ) ʻaʻo a seabird (Puffinus puffinis newelli)
27 ) aku skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis)
28 ) hala pandanus (Pandanus odoratissimus)