‘Ohana: is the Hawaiian word for family. ‘Ohana is a group of both closely and distantly related people who share nearly everything, from land and food to children and status. Sharing is central to this value. In Hawaiian culture, being a member of a family is more important than the individual.
Native Hawaiians feel a connection to the ‘aina or land. Local people are called kama‘aina or children of the land. This shows that this connection is like being part of a bigger ‘ohana.
Hawaiian Translation: ‘Ohana
Anona Napolean’s family has a tradition they call “Napoleon’s Holiday,” a tradition in which she and her husband and children drop everything to spend quality time together. She has five sons and twelve grandchildren who surf -- often together.
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