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means "the" and makes the following noun plural.
   
the most prized and valuable bird of Hawai'i. Because of their rarity and beauty, the bright yellow feathers on this mostly black bird were more valuable than any other object in ancient Hawai'i. Taxes were paid with them. The feathers were used in the most beautiful and valuable of the feather cloaks, kahili, and lei. Only Ali'i were allowed to wear the Mamo feathers. Mamo also means descendants or progeny. The idea of using "Mamo" came from Rick Smith's hula brother and kumu, Patrick Makuakane.
   
Skilled, talented, clever, creative, artistic. It is Rick's Hawaiian name.