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Aloha is the Hawaiian word for love, affection, peace, compassion and mercy, that is commonly used as a simple greeting but has a deeper cultural and spiritual significance to native Hawaiians, for whom the term is used to define a force that holds together existence.

The word is found in all Polynesian languages and always with the same basic meaning of "love, compassion, sympathy, kindness" although the use in Hawai’i has a seriousness lacking in the Tahitian and Samoan meanings. Mary Kawena Pukui wrote that the "first expression" of aloha was between a parent and child. The Oxford English Dictionary defined the word as a "greeting" like "welcome" and "farewell" using a number of examples dating back as far as 1798 and up to 1978 where it was defined as a substitute for welcome.
Source: Wikipedia
  1.   is forgiveness shown toward someone who has done something wrong.

  2.   is the sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others.

  3. Aloha is a   greeting.

  4.   is a deep sorrow, especially caused by someone's death.

  5. A   denotes felings or emotions.


Practice your writing skills by discussing the questions below

  1. Why is it important to make someone feel loved and appreciated?

  2. How do you greet and express affection towards others in your country?


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