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`Awa: Kava
`Awa

Kava

Paoa ka lawai`a i ka `olelo ia o ka `awa.
(Unlucky is fishing when `awa is discussed.)

`Awapuhi : Wild Ginger
`Awapuhi

Wild Ginger

`Awapuhi lau pala wale.
(Ginger leaves yellow quickly.)

Noni: Indian Mulberry
Noni
Indian Mulberry

He noni no Kaualehu, he puhai a`a.
(It is a noni tree of Kaualehu whose roots are in shallow ground.)

`Ohi`a`ai: Mountain apple
Ohi`a`ai

Mountain Apple

 

`Olena: Turmeric
`Olena

Turmeric

Note: Proverbs from Pukui, Mary Kawena, `Olelo No`eau: Hawaiian Proverbs and Poetical Sayings, Bishop Museum Press, Honolulu, 1983.

 

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