Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Fri May 10 00:29:46 UTC 2013

I do. It's used interchangeably with "child" and "children."

In Hawai'i, it's used in completely English contexts. Additionally, expressions like "keiki menu" are common.

Benjamin Barrett
Seattle, WA

On May 9, 2013, at 5:18 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at> wrote:

> Does anyone outside of the Islands have a clue as to what it means and how
> it's used?
> On Thu, May 9, 2013 at 8:11 PM, Benjamin Barrett <gogaku at>wrote:
>> Surely, it's past time to add this to dictionaries. The OED doesn't have =
>> it and Wiktionary has it only as a Hawaiian language word.
>> In Hawai'i, the word is used freely in English as this article shows:
>> =
>> ia-school-postponed/
>> Benjamin Barrett
>> Seattle, WA=

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