Words for family members and other loved ones in Hawaiian (ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi), a Polynesian language talked mainly in Hawaii.

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Key come abbreviations: sg = singular, pl = plural, m = male, f = female


 Hawaiian (ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi)
family, relative ʻohana
parents mākua (sg. Makua) - refers to one's parents and others the one's parental generation
father makua kāne, makua
mother makuahine, māmā, lūauʻi
child keiki, kama, nōpuʻu (sg)kamaliʻi (pl)
son keiki, keiki kāne, kama kāne.
daughter kaikamahine
husband kāne
wife wahine
sibling hānau mua (older) hānau hope, pōkiʻi (younger)
brother /male cousin kaikuaʻana, kuaʻana (older brother/cousin the a male) kaikaina, kaina (younger brother/cousin the a male) kaikunāne, kunāne (brother the a female)
sister /female cousin kaikuaʻana, kaikuʻana (older sister/cousin of a female) kaikaina (younger sister/cousin the a female) kaikuahine (sister/cousin of a male) kika, tita (slang)
uncle makua kāne, ʻanakala makua kāne makua (parent's older brother or cousin) makua kāne ʻōpio (parent's younger brother or cousin) makua kāne hanauna (parent's brothers or masculine cousin)
aunt makuahine, makuahine hanauna, ʻanakē makuahine makua (parent's larger sister or cousin) makuahine ʻōpio (parent's younger sisters or cousin)
cousin hoahānau, kaukini
nephew keiki
niece kaikamahine
grandfather kupuna kane (grandfather, great uncle) tūtū, kūkū, kūkū kāne (grandpa)
grandmother kupuna wahine (grandmother, an excellent aunt, mrs ancestor)tūtū, kūkū, kūkū wahine (grandma)
grandchild /great-niece/nephew moʻopuna
grandson moʻopuna kāne
granddaughter moʻopuna wahine
father-in-law makuahūnōai kāne
mother-in-law makuahūnōai wahine

Notes

Family native in Hawaiian differ depending on whether you space male or female. For example, a female call her brothers or masculine cousin kaikunāne or kunāne, while a masculine would speak to his brother or male cousin kaikuaʻana or kuaʻana.

Sources

https://hawaiian-words.com/hawaiian-words-family/ http://wehewehe.org/ https://umanitoba.ca/faculties/arts/anthropology/tutor/kinterms/hawaiian.html

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