Ka Moʻolelo no Kamapuaʻa:
Place Names
HWST 104
PLACE NAMES
• Kaliuwaʻa
– Valley, stream, and falls (Sacred
Falls), Hauʻula, Oʻahu. A short
distance below the falls is a ...
PLACE NAMES CONT.
• Kaluanui
– Land section and stream,
northeast Oʻahu. According to
Westerwelt, Kamapuaʻa was
born here,...
PLACE NAMES CONT.
• Kapaka
– Land section and point, Kahana
qd, Oʻahu. Lit., the raindrop

• Punaluʻu

– Land sections, Kā...
PLACE NAMES CONT.
• Kaʻōʻio
– Point and beach park at Kualoa, Oʻahu. The boundary
pointbetwee Koʻolau Poko and Koʻolalu Lo...
PLACE NAMES
• Kahuku
– Land division, village, Oʻahu. Lit.,
the projection

• Kailua
– Land division, bay, beach park,
dit...
PLACE NAMES
• Maunalua
– Section of Honolulu now known as Hawaiʻi Kai; bay also
known as Waiʻalae Bay, forest reserve and ...
PLACE NAMES
• Waikī kī
– Beach, park, Honolulu. Lit.,
spouting water (said to be named for
swamps later drained to form Al...
PLACE NAMES
• Waiʻanae
– Quadrangle, mountain range, land
division, town, valley, district, Oʻahu.
Lit., mullet water

• P...
PLACE NAMES
• Waialua
– Bay, beach, district, Haleʻiwa qd

• Kahiki
– Tahiti
– Often refers to any foreign
country; abroad...
PLACE NAMES
• Kī lauea
– Active volcano on the flank of
Mauna Loa. Lit., spewing,
much spreading (referring to
volcanic er...
PLACE NAMES
• Wahinekapu
– A bluff near Kī lauea, Hawaiʻi and taboo residence of the god,
Kamohoaliʻi, Peleʻs brother. Lit...
PLACE NAMES
• Pāʻieʻie
– Land near Panaʻewa, Hilo,
Hawaiʻi. Lit., ʻieʻie vine
enclosure.

• Panaʻewa
– Land division, Hilo...
PLACE NAMES
• Kī pū
– Land division, Lī huʻe district,
Kauaʻi, visited by Kamapuaʻa. Lit.
hold back

• Kilohana
– Peak and...
PLACE NAMES
• Makuaiki
– Ridge, Nāpali coast, Kauaʻi. Lit.,
small parent

• Kahikikolo
– Inland area, Kauaʻi, perhaps
lege...
PLACE NAMES
• Kalalau
– Stream, valley, trail, land
section, and beach, northwest
Kauaʻi. Lit., the straying

• Waimalu
– ...
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    1. 1. Ka Moʻolelo no Kamapuaʻa: Place Names HWST 104
    2. 2. PLACE NAMES • Kaliuwaʻa – Valley, stream, and falls (Sacred Falls), Hauʻula, Oʻahu. A short distance below the falls is a troughlike gouge up the cliff where the pig demigod, Kamapuaʻa, is believed to have leaned against the cliff so that members of his family might climb up his body and escape their enemies. The stream and valley are called Kaluanui. Lit., the canoe hold or canoe leak As taken from Place Names of Hawaiʻi (Pūkuʻi, Elbert & Moʻokini)
    3. 3. PLACE NAMES CONT. • Kaluanui – Land section and stream, northeast Oʻahu. According to Westerwelt, Kamapuaʻa was born here, apparently as a foetus; he was thrown away by an older brother, but rescued by his mother. Lit., the big pit • Koʻolauloa – District, northern windward Oʻahu. Lit., long Koʻolau As taken from Place Names of Hawaiʻi (Pūkuʻi, Elbert & Moʻokini) District of Koʻolauloa
    4. 4. PLACE NAMES CONT. • Kapaka – Land section and point, Kahana qd, Oʻahu. Lit., the raindrop • Punaluʻu – Land sections, Kāneʻohe, Kahana and Waikāne qds; village, beach park and point, Kahana qd. Lit., coral dived for • Kahana – Land section, valley, village, bay, beach park and stream. Lit., cutting As taken from Place Names of Hawaiʻi (Pūkuʻi, Elbert & Moʻokini) Punaluʻu, Oʻahu
    5. 5. PLACE NAMES CONT. • Kaʻōʻio – Point and beach park at Kualoa, Oʻahu. The boundary pointbetwee Koʻolau Poko and Koʻolalu Loa. Lit., the bonefish • Puʻuokapolei – Hill, Honouliuli, Oʻahu. Kamapuaʻa established his grandmother here as queen after conquering most of O ʻahu As taken from Place Names of Hawaiʻi (Pūkuʻi, Elbert & Moʻokini)
    6. 6. PLACE NAMES • Kahuku – Land division, village, Oʻahu. Lit., the projection • Kailua – Land division, bay, beach park, ditch, and stream, Mōkapu qd, Oʻahu. Lit. two seas (probably currents) Kailua As taken from Place Names of Hawaiʻi (Pūkuʻi, Elbert & Moʻokini)
    7. 7. PLACE NAMES • Maunalua – Section of Honolulu now known as Hawaiʻi Kai; bay also known as Waiʻalae Bay, forest reserve and beach park, Koko Head qd, Oʻahu. Lit., two mountains. It is said to refer to Koko Head and Koko Crater, the two prominent peaks at the east end of Maunalua Bay. • Wailupe – Land section, beach park, valley, gulch, peninsula seaward of ʻĀ ina Haina, Honolulu. A pond here was filled in by man to form Wailupe peninsula. Lit., kite water (kites were flown only in prescribed places; this was one of them) As taken from Place Names of Hawaiʻi (Pūkuʻi, Elbert & Moʻokini)
    8. 8. PLACE NAMES • Waikī kī – Beach, park, Honolulu. Lit., spouting water (said to be named for swamps later drained to form Ala Wai Canal; also the name of a chiefess) Above: Waikīkī in 1859 Below: Waikīkī roday • ʻEwa – Plantation and quadrangle west of Pearl Harbor, Oʻahu. Lit., crooked As taken from Place Names of Hawaiʻi (Pūkuʻi, Elbert & Moʻokini)
    9. 9. PLACE NAMES • Waiʻanae – Quadrangle, mountain range, land division, town, valley, district, Oʻahu. Lit., mullet water • Pāhoa – Stream, Kaʻena qd; land section, Waiʻanae qd, Oʻahu, where Kamapuaʻa was dragged by Olopanaʻs men; they desisted from butchering him with daggers (pāhoa) when Kamapuaʻaʻs friends said this would damage the body and make it a poor sacrifice Waiʻanae As taken from Place Names of Hawaiʻi (Pūkuʻi, Elbert & Moʻokini)
    10. 10. PLACE NAMES • Waialua – Bay, beach, district, Haleʻiwa qd • Kahiki – Tahiti – Often refers to any foreign country; abroad; foreign. In other words, any place outside of Hawaiʻi beyond the horizon As taken from Place Names of Hawaiʻi (Pūkuʻi, Elbert & Moʻokini)
    11. 11. PLACE NAMES • Kī lauea – Active volcano on the flank of Mauna Loa. Lit., spewing, much spreading (referring to volcanic eruptions) • Akanikōlea – Land near Kī lauea Crater, Hawaiʻi, where Kamapuaʻa taunted Pele. Lit., plover cry As taken from Place Names of Hawaiʻi (Pūkuʻi, Elbert & Moʻokini)
    12. 12. PLACE NAMES • Wahinekapu – A bluff near Kī lauea, Hawaiʻi and taboo residence of the god, Kamohoaliʻi, Peleʻs brother. Lit., the sacred woman (Pele) • Malama – Inland crater, sea area, land section, Kalapana qd, Hawai ʻi. Lit., month or moon As taken from Place Names of Hawaiʻi (Pūkuʻi, Elbert & Moʻokini)
    13. 13. PLACE NAMES • Pāʻieʻie – Land near Panaʻewa, Hilo, Hawaiʻi. Lit., ʻieʻie vine enclosure. • Panaʻewa – Land division, Hilo district, Hawaiʻi; legendary home of moʻo destroyed by Hiʻiaka ʻIeʻie vines covering tree As taken from Place Names of Hawaiʻi (Pūkuʻi, Elbert & Moʻokini)
    14. 14. PLACE NAMES • Kī pū – Land division, Lī huʻe district, Kauaʻi, visited by Kamapuaʻa. Lit. hold back • Kilohana – Peak and crater, Lī huʻe district, Kauaʻi. Lit., lookout point or outer kapa or best, superior Kīpū As taken from Place Names of Hawaiʻi (Pūkuʻi, Elbert & Moʻokini)
    15. 15. PLACE NAMES • Makuaiki – Ridge, Nāpali coast, Kauaʻi. Lit., small parent • Kahikikolo – Inland area, Kauaʻi, perhaps legendary, famous for a trunkless tree • Kahoaea – Land section near the border between Kōloa and Lī huʻe districts, Kauaʻi. Lit., coming up of the companion Nāpali Coast As taken from Place Names of Hawaiʻi (Pūkuʻi, Elbert & Moʻokini)
    16. 16. PLACE NAMES • Kalalau – Stream, valley, trail, land section, and beach, northwest Kauaʻi. Lit., the straying • Waimalu – Hill, land section, town, and stream debouching at Pearl Harbor. Lit., sheltered water Kalalau Lookout As taken from Place Names of Hawaiʻi (Pūkuʻi, Elbert & Moʻokini)

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