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Maui Pigeon Lingo


In Maui as well as throughout the Islands many of the local, homegrown and mainlanders alike, speak an Island dialect that is a mixture of English, Hawaiian and pop-culture. The following are some of the more common words you will hear.

Aloha - Hello, Goodbye, the feeling of Love

Mahalo- Thanks!

Ono- good

Howley- Someone who is originally from the Mainland

Kamaina- Locals Discount

Hows'it- How are you

Like Beef- Do you want to fight

Like Chicken- Don't like to fight

Slippers- Thongs for your feet

Shaka- Good luck sign done with the hand as a signal of greeting or good luck when leaving

Hey Brudda- Friendly salutation to male

Whatcha do- What are you doing?

Grinds- Food

Pau- Finished, Done

Suck 'em up- Drink your drink, beer

Ohana- Family

Wahinee- Beautiful girl

"You so good!"- What you say to a girl, when you think she's very attractive (as you look her in the eyes)






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