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mauka

[mah-oo-kuh] /mɑˈu kə/
adverb, Hawaii.
1.
toward the mountains; inland.
Origin of mauka
< Hawaiian, equivalent to ma- directional particle + uka inland, upland
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  • This very stone, and the hole into which the king fell, may still be seen just mauka of Leleiwi Point.

    Legends of Wailuku Charlotte Hapai
Contemporary definitions for mauka
adverb, adjective
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Hawaiian 'towards the mountain'

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