Humuhumunukunukuapua-a meaning

ho͝omo͝o-ho͝omo͝o-no͝oko͝o-no͝oko͝o-äpo͝o-ää
Either of two triggerfishes, Rhinecanthus aculeatus or R. rectangulus, native to warm coastal waters of the Pacific and Indian Oceans.
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Origin of humuhumunukunukuapua-a

  • Hawaiian humuhumu-nukunuku-ā-pua‘a trigger fish with a blunt snout like a pig's humuhumu small trigger fish (from reduplication of Proto-Polynesian sumu trigger fish) nukunuku small snout reduplication of nuku snout ā like pua‘a pig

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition