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or ka·ma'a·i·na  (kä′mä-ä-ē′nä)
n. Hawaii
A native-born or longtime resident of the Hawaiian Islands.

[Hawaiian kama'āina : kama, child + 'āina, land.]


a local person; native


(ˌkɑ məˈaɪ nə)

n., pl. -nas.
a longtime resident of Hawaii.
[1900–05; < Hawaiian kama‘āina native-born]
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Residents, farmers, visitors and kamaaina return year after year to the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival to celebrate and honor the traditions and heritage that are the heart of Kona coffee.