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What does Malama Pono mean in Hawaiian?

Answer

Wiki User
05/23/2013

"Malama pono" is short for "e malama pono," and expresses "take good care," with "of yourself" understood.

In this instance, "e" is the hortative particle, signifying an imperative.

"Malama" (with a kahako over the first a) = vt. care for, tend, protect

"Pono" = vs. completely, properly, carefully