Humuhumunukunukuāpua'a - Pronunciation of Hawaii´s state fish

In the waters off Hawaii, there is a fish that has a truly extraordinary name: it is the vertebrate Humuhumunukunukuāpua'a. This fish, which is also called diamond Picasso triggerfish, is called by the Hawaiians "fish with a mouth like a pig". In Hawaiian: Humuhumunukunukuāpua'a.

How to pronounce the name of this fish right now, you are sure to ask: This is actually quite simple: You can divide the name as follows:

  • Humu
  • Humu
  • nuku
  • nuku
  • āpua'a

Watch the following video and have fun with the utterance of Humuhumunukunukuāpua'a:

You now know how to pronounce the vertebra fish in Hawaii correctly.


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