—Long house, as for canoes or hula instruction; meeting house.
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“Traditionally referred to as a school for hula or house for canoes, halau has become synonymous with various educational facilities whose goals are similar to those of the halau hula, which is = to teach, train, and guide students through their journey.”
—Keala Chock, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Leeward Community College
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