—To rest, to take a vacation, to take a break.
“ʻO ke kau wela ka manawa e hoʻomaha nā haumāna. (Summer is a time for students to take a break.) He aha kāu hana i kēia wā hoʻomaha? (What are some things you have done during Summer break?)”
—Kaleialoha Lum-Ho, Coordinator, Hulili Ke Kukui Hawaiian Center, Kūlana Hawaiʻi Hawaiian Programs Division, Honolulu Community College
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