AMA (ah-mah): The outrigger float
‘IAKO (ee-ya-ko): Bars that hold the ama to the va’a
VA’A (vah-ah): The canoe
UNE (oo-nay): To lever. The action a paddler takes to help turn the bow of the canoe.
KAHI (kah-hee): To cut. Using the blade of the paddle cut in the same line as the canoe.
HO‘OMAKAUKAU! (Hoh oh MAH cow cow): Get ready or get set!
KAU! (Kah Oo: )Place (or plant) the blade.
HOE (ho aee): Paddle! And off you go.
HUKI!!! (hoo key): Pull, GET INTO IT!