—God, goddess, spirit, ghost, devil, image, idol, corpse; divine, supernatural, godly.
“I chose this Hawaiian word because I feel the deeper meaning behind this word could vary depending on the person. Every culture has a different interpretation of a ‘God,’ and this word can be used many different ways. I chose this word because I believe the word God is much more than just a word.”
—Cessily Snell-Quirit, Early College Student, Hawaiian 101, Hawaiʻi Community College
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