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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.]
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a local person; native
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(ˌkɑ məˈaɪ nə)

n., pl. -nas.
a longtime resident of Hawaii.
[1900–05; < Hawaiian kama‘āina native-born]
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Every kamaaina (local) has an opinion on the subject, from my best friend in third grade to my daughter's hula teacher to the doctor who saw my mom at the Kaiser clinic in Moanalua and whose younger sister was in my high-school graduating class at Punahou, because that's how small the islands are.
Bay View is offering introductory weekday Kamaaina rate for 2015 of $11.00 per 9 hole round for anyone interested in playing FootGolf.
"This investment in our core business here in Hawaii will increase service between Maui and other Neighbor Islands by 25%, and answer a need identified by our kamaaina travelers,O said Mark Dunkerley, president and CEO of Hawaiian Airlines.
Kamaaina Annual Pass holders may enjoy one free ride per night.
Wo Fat mentioned that it was "In the Heart of Honolulu Chinatown; A Downtown Landmark Since 1882 Where Local People Dine for Authentic Cantonese Food." Lau Yee Chai presented itself as a "World Renowned Chinese Restaurant," open since 1929, where people could "See Historical Oriental Oil Paintings & Priceless Artifacts" that were "A Must for Every Visitor and Kamaaina." Ming Palace extolled itself as "One of Hawaii's Most Popular Chinese Restaurants Where Locals or Tourists Dine Like Royalty" For those that mourned the passing of Tai Sam Yuen, the Silver Dragon reminded readers that it was "Specializing in Home Style Cooking."
"I'm Just A Kamaaina Now": musical stories and transformations
In the Honolulu Advertiser, a full-page ad saluting Cartwright "as beloved kamaaina (native) and founder of baseball" affirmed the relationship between baseball, America, and Hawaii: "National Base Ball Week Is Being Celebrated by Fans all over America.
So Hawaii Business sat down with Native Hawaiian leaders to begin expanding the dialogue about the preservation of Native Hawaiian culture beyond tourism, to the entire business community, kamaaina and Mainland businesses alike.
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.
A full-page newspaper ad saluting Cartwright "as beloved kamaaina [native] and founder of baseball" proclaimed the relationship between baseball and America and Hawaii: "National Base Ball Week Is Being Celebrated by Fans all over America.