What Does Mele Kalikimaka Mean?
In short, Mele Kalikimaka is a phonetic ‘translation’ of Merry Christmas to Hawaiian. There was no direct translation for ‘Merry Christmas’ in the Hawaiian language so the phrase was pieced together by sounding out Merry Christmas in English and piecing it out to match the Hawaiian consonant structure. English is so complicated at times.
If you want to do a little more reading about this subject here are some of the articles I read about the subject:
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