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Local / Local Style

(Lo-CAl) Adj. Someone originally from Hawai’i. Also used to describe anything typical of the way people do things in Hawai’i. People from Hawai’i automatically know that no matter where you are  in the world, when someone from Hawai’i says someone’s local, they’re not talking about where they live, but where their heart is.


English: Nili-boy now lives in France, but he used to live in Waimanalo.

Pidgin: Nili-boy? Stay local, brah.

Note: ‘Ōlelo is a Hawaiian word meaning language, speech, word, etc.  To see the current list of Hawaiian and Pidgin words, definitions, and usage please click on

Pidgin Dictionary


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