Words for family members and other family members in Hawaiian (ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi), a Polynesian language spoken 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 also others the one's parents 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 of a male) kaikunāne, kunāne (brother that a female)
sister /female cousin kaikuaʻana, kaikuʻana (older sister/cousin the 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 brother or masculine cousin)
aunt makuahine, makuahine hanauna, ʻanakē makuahine makua (parent's larger sister or cousin) makuahine ʻōpio (parent's younger sister or cousin)
cousin hoahānau, kaukini
nephew keiki
niece kaikamahine
grandfather kupuna kane (grandfather, great uncle) tūtū, kūkū, kūkū kāne (grandpa)
grandmother kupuna wahine (grandmother, good aunt, female 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 words in Hawaiian differ depending upon whether you space male or female. For example, a female call her brother or masculine cousin kaikunāne or kunāne, when a male would contact his brother or masculine 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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