Wednesday, September 26, 2012


Aloha in the Hawaiian language means affectionpeacecompassion and mercy. Since the middle of the 19th century, it also has come to be used as an English greeting to say goodbye and hello. Currently, it is mostly used in the sense of "hello".[citation needed]
It is also the state nickname of Hawaii, the "Aloha State".

The word aloha derives from the Proto-Polynesian root *qarofa, and ultimately from Proto-Polynesian.[1][2][3] It has cognates in other Polynesian languages, such as Samoan alofa and Māori aroha, also meaning "love".[3]
folk etymology claims that it derives from a compound of the Hawaiian words alo meaning "presence", "front", "face", or "share"; and ha, meaning "breath of life" or "essence of life."~Wikipedia

1 comment:

  1. very nice video, awesome blend of religions with AAHHHH