—Gift, present; reward, award, donation, prize.

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“Makana means gift. I chose makana as my word because it is my middle name. The first thing that pops into my head when thinking about the Hawaiian culture is people gifting leis along with how much they try to respect and give back to the land that gave them so much.”

Jacquelyn Ellis, Early College Student, Hawaiian 101, Hawaiʻi Community College

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