The Meaning of ALOHA

An understanding of ALOHA
By Kimo Jenkins, Director, Product Development & Implementation Cultural Guide

Āina hānau – native land, a recognized foundation for values and principles
Lōkahi – harmonious balance, unity and accord – man, nature and spirituality
Olu‘olu – congenial perspective of cultural    heritage and insight
Ha‘aha‘a – humility expressed with kindness,         compassion and understanding
Aikāne – to become a friend,   unconditionally without hesitation

Photo courtesy of Aloha Festivals.