—Valley, gulch, ravine. The opposite of mauna. A low, level place with high ground on each side. Awāwa is also the space between your fingers and toes.
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“ʻO hea kou awāwa? Which awāwa do you identify most with?”
—Mahi La Pierre, Education Specialist, Kūkalahale, Kūlana Hawaiʻi Hawaiian Programs Division, Honolulu Community College
For more information on other elements of the definition and usage, go to the UH Hilo Wehewehe Wikiwiki.