Ka Moʻolelo no ʻUmi:
Place Names
HWST 104
PLACE NAMES
• Waipiʻo
– Quadrangle, valley, land section,
bay, gulch, stream, and ancient
surfing place, north Hawaiʻi.
Li...
PLACE NAMES CONT.
• Kaʻāwikiwiki
– Land section and stream,
Hāmākua qd, Hawaiʻi. Lit, the
ʻāwikiwiki vine

• Hōʻea
– Land ...
PLACE NAMES CONT.
• Kealakaha
– Land section and stream,
Hāmākua qd. The birthplace of
ʻUmi, son of Lī loa by
ʻAkahiakulea...
PLACE NAMES CONT.
• Kukuihaele
– Village above Waipiʻo Valley,
Waipiʻo qd., Hawaiʻi. Lit.,
traveling light (night marchers...
PLACE NAMES
• Laupāhoehoe
– Land sections, Hāmākua,
Honomū, Mauna Kea, and
Waipiʻo qds; stream, Hāmākua
and Mauna Kea qds;...
PLACE NAMES
• Hōkuli
– Place near Laupāhoehoe, Hawaiʻi where ʻUmi hid his god
when he was living incognito and in poverty
...
PLACE NAMES
• Honokaʻa
– Town, Hāmākua qd, Hawaiʻi.
Lit., rolling (as stones) bay

• Pāʻauhau
– Village, gulch, and land
s...
PLACE NAMES
• Kalōpā
– Land sections, gulch, Hāmākua and
Mauna Kea qds, Hawaiʻi. Lit., the
tenant farmer

• Kawaihae
– Lan...
PLACE NAMES
• Kapueokahi
– Port and harbor of Hāna,
Maui. Lit., the single owl

• Hāna
– Quadrangle, village, bay,
surfing...
PLACE NAMES
• Kaʻuiki
– Head, point, and lighthouse,
Hāna, Maui. Lit., the glimmer

• Honuaʻula
– Heiau for human sacrific...
PLACE NAMES
• Kanukuokamanu
– Ancient surfing area, Waiākea, Hilo
qd. Lit., the beak of the bird (the
place was thought to...
PLACE NAMES
• Poliʻahu
– Land division on
Mauna Kea,
Hawaiʻi. Named for
the snow goddess.
Lit., garment for
the bosom
(ref...
PLACE NAMES
• Waiānuenue
– Old name for Rainbow Falls, Hilo,
Hawaiʻi. Lit., rainbow (seen in) water

• Puʻuʻeo
– Elevated ...
PLACE NAMES
• Kamakahonu
– Land division, Kailua,
Hawaiʻi. Lit., the turtle
eye

• Keōpū
– Land section, Kaila qd,
Kona, H...
PLACE NAMES
• Waimanu
– Land sections,
village, bay,
stream, and valley,
Waipiʻo qd,
Hawaiʻi. Lit., bird
water

As taken f...
PLACE NAMES
• Pololū
– Large valley, Waipiʻo qd,
Hawaiʻi. Lit., long spear

• Kī pahulu
– Forest reserve, quadrangle,
vill...
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  1. 1. Ka Moʻolelo no ʻUmi: Place Names HWST 104
  2. 2. PLACE NAMES • Waipiʻo – Quadrangle, valley, land section, bay, gulch, stream, and ancient surfing place, north Hawaiʻi. Lit., curved water • Koholālele – Land division and landing, Hāmākua and Mauna Kea qds. Lit., leaping whale As taken from Place Names of Hawaiʻi (Pūkuʻi, Elbert & Moʻokini) Waipiʻo
  3. 3. PLACE NAMES CONT. • Kaʻāwikiwiki – Land section and stream, Hāmākua qd, Hawaiʻi. Lit, the ʻāwikiwiki vine • Hōʻea – Land section and stream, Kohala qd., Hawaiʻi. Lit., to arrive As taken from Place Names of Hawaiʻi (Pūkuʻi, Elbert & Moʻokini) ʻāwikiwiki vine
  4. 4. PLACE NAMES CONT. • Kealakaha – Land section and stream, Hāmākua qd. The birthplace of ʻUmi, son of Lī loa by ʻAkahiakuleana. Li., the turning road • Wailoa – River, Waipiʻo qd., Hawaiʻi. Lit., long water • Koakea – Area at Waipiʻo, Hawaiʻi. Lit., white koa tree As taken from Place Names of Hawaiʻi (Pūkuʻi, Elbert & Moʻokini) Wailoa
  5. 5. PLACE NAMES CONT. • Kukuihaele – Village above Waipiʻo Valley, Waipiʻo qd., Hawaiʻi. Lit., traveling light (night marchers were seen here) • Waipunalei – Land division and gulch, Mauna Kea qd., Hawaiʻi, where ʻUmi lived incognito and in poverty. Lit., lei spring water Waipunalei As taken from Place Names of Hawaiʻi (Pūkuʻi, Elbert & Moʻokini)
  6. 6. PLACE NAMES • Laupāhoehoe – Land sections, Hāmākua, Honomū, Mauna Kea, and Waipiʻo qds; stream, Hāmākua and Mauna Kea qds; village, peach park, point and ancient surfing area where ʻUmi was bruised while surfing incognito before becoming a chief. Lit., smooth lava flat Laupāhoehoe As taken from Place Names of Hawaiʻi (Pūkuʻi, Elbert & Moʻokini)
  7. 7. PLACE NAMES • Hōkuli – Place near Laupāhoehoe, Hawaiʻi where ʻUmi hid his god when he was living incognito and in poverty • Kapulena – Plantation, Waipiʻo qd. Hawaiʻi, named for the king shark of Hāmākua As taken from Place Names of Hawaiʻi (Pūkuʻi, Elbert & Moʻokini)
  8. 8. PLACE NAMES • Honokaʻa – Town, Hāmākua qd, Hawaiʻi. Lit., rolling (as stones) bay • Pāʻauhau – Village, gulch, and land sections, Hāmākua, Mauna Kea, and Waikiʻi qds, Hawaiʻi. Lit., tribute enclosure Honokaʻa As taken from Place Names of Hawaiʻi (Pūkuʻi, Elbert & Moʻokini)
  9. 9. PLACE NAMES • Kalōpā – Land sections, gulch, Hāmākua and Mauna Kea qds, Hawaiʻi. Lit., the tenant farmer • Kawaihae – Land sections and road, Kohala and Waipiʻo qds; village, bay, harbor, lighthouse, trail, uplands, surfing area, Kohala qd; Lit. the water of wrath (people are said to have fought for water from a pool in this arid area) Kalōpā As taken from Place Names of Hawaiʻi (Pūkuʻi, Elbert & Moʻokini)
  10. 10. PLACE NAMES • Kapueokahi – Port and harbor of Hāna, Maui. Lit., the single owl • Hāna – Quadrangle, village, bay, surfing area, beach park, forest reserve, East Maui. As taken from Place Names of Hawaiʻi (Pūkuʻi, Elbert & Moʻokini)
  11. 11. PLACE NAMES • Kaʻuiki – Head, point, and lighthouse, Hāna, Maui. Lit., the glimmer • Honuaʻula – Heiau for human sacrifices, Waipiʻo Valley, Hawaiʻi. Lit., red land As taken from Place Names of Hawaiʻi (Pūkuʻi, Elbert & Moʻokini)
  12. 12. PLACE NAMES • Kanukuokamanu – Ancient surfing area, Waiākea, Hilo qd. Lit., the beak of the bird (the place was thought to be shaped like a bird’s beak) • Waiākea – Land section, Hilo suburb, forest reserve, stream, Hilo qd Lit., broad waters As taken from Place Names of Hawaiʻi (Pūkuʻi, Elbert & Moʻokini)
  13. 13. PLACE NAMES • Poliʻahu – Land division on Mauna Kea, Hawaiʻi. Named for the snow goddess. Lit., garment for the bosom (referring to snow) As taken from Place Names of Hawaiʻi (Pūkuʻi, Elbert & Moʻokini)
  14. 14. PLACE NAMES • Waiānuenue – Old name for Rainbow Falls, Hilo, Hawaiʻi. Lit., rainbow (seen in) water • Puʻuʻeo – Elevated place in Hilo qd. • Kuolo – Area near Keaʻau, Puna, Hawaiʻi, where the Puna chief Huaʻā was defeated, thus giving control of Puna to ʻUmi. Lit., to rub Waiānuenue As taken from Place Names of Hawaiʻi (Pūkuʻi, Elbert & Moʻokini)
  15. 15. PLACE NAMES • Kamakahonu – Land division, Kailua, Hawaiʻi. Lit., the turtle eye • Keōpū – Land section, Kaila qd, Kona, Hawaiʻi. Lit., the bunching together Kamakahonu As taken from Place Names of Hawaiʻi (Pūkuʻi, Elbert & Moʻokini)
  16. 16. PLACE NAMES • Waimanu – Land sections, village, bay, stream, and valley, Waipiʻo qd, Hawaiʻi. Lit., bird water As taken from Place Names of Hawaiʻi (Pūkuʻi, Elbert & Moʻokini)
  17. 17. PLACE NAMES • Pololū – Large valley, Waipiʻo qd, Hawaiʻi. Lit., long spear • Kī pahulu – Forest reserve, quadrangle, village, district and valley, East Maui. Lit., fetch from exhausted gardens Pololū As taken from Place Names of Hawaiʻi (Pūkuʻi, Elbert & Moʻokini)

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