—Light, day, daylight, dawn; to dawn, grow light; enlightened; to regain consciousness
“As we continue to strengthen and work together as a people, it is always important for us to remember the ‘ao,’ the light. We are reaching a new consciousness of who we are and our purpose in the world.”
—Kekoa Harman, Associate Professor, UH Hilo
For more information on other elements of the definition and usage, go to the UH Hilo Wehewehe Wikiwiki.
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