humuhumunukunukuapua'a


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hu·mu·hu·mu·nu·ku·nu·ku·a·pu·a'a

 (ho͞o′mo͞o-ho͞o′mo͞o-no͞o′ko͞o-no͞o′ko͞o-ä′po͞o-ä′ä′)
n. pl. humuhumunukunukuapua'a or hu·mu·hu·mu·nu·ku·nu·ku·a·pu·a'·as
Either of two triggerfishes, Rhinecanthus aculeatus or R. rectangulus, native to warm coastal waters of the Pacific and Indian Oceans.

[Hawaiian humuhumu-nukunuku-ā-pua'a, trigger fish with a blunt snout like a pig's : humuhumu, small trigger fish (from reduplication of Proto-Polynesian *sumu, trigger fish) + nukunuku, small snout : reduplication of nuku, snout + ā, like + pua'a, pig.]
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Entire species of fish had vanished, and those that remained like Hawaii's tongue-twisting state fish, the humuhumunukunukuapua'a were sparse, barely a classroom's worth, let alone a school.
Entire species of fish had vanished, and those that remained - like Hawaii's tongue-twisting state fish, the humuhumunukunukuapua'a - were sparse, barely a classroom's worth, let alone a school.
Guests can brush up on the correct pronunciation of humuhumunukunukuapua'a (the name of the state fish) or learn other useful phrases while sipping tropical cocktails at the 'Olelo Room lounge, where all of the bartenders are fluent in Hawaiian.
I would have loved to visit Poipu Beach on the south shore, a popular area with world-class snorkelling, where you can see the endangered Hawaiian monk seals that sometimes sunbathe on shore or get an underwater glimpse at the state fish, the humuhumunukunukuapua'a.
Bamboocha' was tried out in different mediums before Fanta revealed that it was the basis of their campaign; after markets were tested with respect to this new term, Fanta rolled out short clips depicting the adventures of two cartoon-like happy Kanaka Maoli, (3) Jimmy Humuhumunukunukuapua'a, and Little Brother in different locations of a Fanta-sy island.
The five-night Maui Foursome + More Luxury Villas package features a grocery-stocked refrigerator upon arrival, a choice of two hours treatments at the Spa Grande or one round of golf per person, and a three-course group dinner at Humuhumunukunukuapua'a restaurant.
Named for the state fish of Hawaii, The Humuhumunukunukuapua'a Restaurant at the Grand Wailea Resort was the setting for dinner on the eve of the wedding honoring the couple.
The Reef Triggerfish is called humuhumunukunukuapua'a in Hawaiian.
Four-course dinner with wine-pairing for two at Grand Wailea's signature floating restaurant, Humuhumunukunukuapua'a
children's resort; Humuhumunukunukuapua'a, a thatched-roof restaurant floating on its own island lagoon with picture-perfect sunset views of the blue Pacific and neighboring islands; and an extensive collection of art from leading artists including Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Jan Fisher, and Fernando Botero.