Skip to Main Content

Aloha ʻĀina: Concept

Current land and water issues in Hawaiʻi with focus on ʻEwa and Waiʻanae moku

He aha ia mea? What is aloha ʻāina?

aloha ʻāina n.v. Love of the land or of one's country, patriotism; the name of a Hawaiian-language newspaper published 1893–1920; aloha ʻāina is a very old concept, to judge from the many sayings (perhaps thousands) illustrating deep love of the land.

Source: Hawaiian Dictionary: Hawaiian-English, English-Hawaiian by Mary Kawena Pukui. Also available at


Dissertations and Theses



These dissertations and theses are limited in access to UHWO students, faculty, and staff. The dissertations and theses listed below are samples that discuss the concept of aloha ʻāina more in depth than the broad definition from the dictionary. You can find more by using the Dissertations and Theses database and searching for "aloha aina".