Is the word Hawaii of Arabic origin?
No, the word Hawaii is of Hawaiian origin. The Hawaiian language is part of the larger family of languages called Austronesian. The closest language to Hawaiian is Tahitian. The word Hawai`i is both the name of the state (chain of islands) and the proper name of the Big Island. Elsewhere in Polynesia, Hawai`i or a cognate (Havaiki or Havaiki Nui) is the name of the underworld or of the ancestral home, but in Hawai`i the name has no meaning.
The word does comes from Arabic. It means like "land of pearls". Honolulu can be decomposed as "hono" + "lulu" In Arabic the word for "here" is "huna". The word for pearls in Arabic is "lulu". As we know, one of the most famous places in Hawaii is Pearl Harbor. Historically, Hawaii was known as the Muslim Sandwich Islands before World War II. Dr. Abdullah Hakim Quick has done enormous research on this topic. According…
Coffee originates from Italian, caffè. The origin of the word coffee came to the English from the Italian word "caffè". The word "caffè" comes from the Turkish word "kahvè" that was borrowed from the Arabic language where the word "qahwa" referred to a type of wine - wine of the bean (qahwat al-bun).