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Moʻolelo: No Na Wahi A Na’lii E Makemake Ai E Noho I Ka Wa Kahiko Ma Ka Mokupuni O Oahu Nei

O NA WAHI A NALII
PAHUKINI HEIAU, KAOHIA, KAPAA, KAILUA, OʻAHU. Photo by Stokes, 1903. Bishop Mus. Photo Archives Coll. As cited in: Kelly, M. & Clark, J. (1980). Kawainui March, Oʻahu: Historical and Archaelogical Studies. Department of Anthropology, Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum

No Na Wahi A Na’lii E Makemake Ai E Noho I Ka Wa Kahiko Ma Ka Mokupuni O Oahu Nei
About the Places The Chiefs Enjoyed To Live In the Olden Days On The Island of Oʻahu

B. V. KALANIKUIHONOINAMOKU.
Kaualaʻa, Wailupe, Oʻahu, 24 Iulai 1865.
Ke Au Okoa, Volume I, Number 15, 31 July 1865 — Page 4

Summary

This article is from a Hawaiian language newspaper, Ke Au Okoa, and was published on July 31, 1865. In it, the author (Kalanikuihonoinamoku) describes various places chiefs lived in the days of old. In addition to descriptions of other areas, Kailua, Koʻolaupoko, Oʻahu is highlighted as a land abundant in fish and desired by the aliʻi.

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Inquiry Questions

  1. What do we notice about the descriptions of ʻāina here in this moʻolelo? Do you recognize these place names? What are these places like today? 
  2. Based on the moʻolelo, what do we learn about the ʻāina in Kailua? Was it momona? How can we tell?
  3. What would it take to get the ʻāina back to this state?
  4. What life lessons might we learn from this moʻolelo? How might it connect with our ʻōlelo noʻeau?

Vocabulary

  • Moʻolelo: History, story
  • Piko: Umbilical cord
  • Mokomoko: wrestling
  • Maika ʻulu: rolling stones through pegs
  • Paheʻe ihe: Sliding spears
  • Hoʻohākākā moa: Fighting chickens
  • Ke kūkini o ke kanaka: Racing as if it was a horse race
  • Ka hula paʻi pahu: Hula with drums
  • Ka heʻenalu: surfing

Inoa ʻĀina (Wind, Rain, & Place Names)

  • Kailua: Ahupuaʻa in the moku of Koʻolaupoko
  • Koʻolaupoko: Moku (district) on Oʻahu
  • ʻĀlele: Place in Kailua desired by chief Peleiōhōlani
  • Kaiāulu: Name of wind mentioned in the description of Kailua
  • Kawainui: Name of a fishpond in Kailua, currently referred to as “Kawainui Marsh”
  • Kaʻelepulu: Name of a fishpond in Kailua, currently referred to as “Enchanted Lake”
  • Kawaihoa: A cape
  • Keawahili: An area at Kawaihoa where Kamehameha had a residence
  • Makaliʻi: Hawaiian month name
  • Wailupe: Area in the Kona district of Oʻahu
  • Kauoha: An area in Wailupe on the east end of the cliff
  • Papaalaea & Niu: Place names of Wailupe
  • Mālualua: Name of a wind mentioned in the description of Wailupe
  • Kapueo & Kepoʻonui: Large homes in Wailupe built for chiefs
  • Kamanuʻena: An area mentioned in the description of Wailupe, known for firm sweet potato and large heiau
  • Hōliʻo: Name of rain mentioned in the description of Wailupe
  • Kaualua: Place on the western end of Wailupe, contains large pond enjoyed by chiefs
  • Waiʻalae: Area in the Kona district of Oʻahu
  • Kaluaʻonou: Area in Waiʻalae favored by chiefs
  • Waikīkī-kai: A part of an ahupuaʻa in the Kona district of Oʻahu
  • Moanalua: Ahupuaʻa in Kona, Oʻahu
  • Kānalua: A favored place of the chiefs in Moanalua
  • Kaloaloa & Māpunapuna: Areas of Moanalua, Kona, Oʻahu
  • Kūkaniloko: Place where chiefs would return to give birth and to leave their umbilical cord

Haʻawina (Life Lessons)

He mana kō nā inoa ʻāina a me nā moʻolelo o ka ʻāina (The names and stories/history of the land are powerful)

  • Throughout the article, the author shares the names and stories of various places on Oʻahu emphasizing their importance and reminding the reader of our need to remember and continue to share them.
Hookuaaina Rebuilding Lives From The Ground Up

Hoʻokuaʻāina is located in the ahupuaʻa of Kailua at Kapalai in Maunawili on the island of Oʻahu.

For more information about our programs or how you can get involved please contact us.

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Hookuaaina Rebuilding Lives From The Ground Up

Hoʻokuaʻāina is located in the ahupuaʻa of Kailua at Kapalai in Maunawili on the island of Oʻahu.

For more information about our programs or how you can get involved please contact us.

visit us

916E Auloa Rd.

Kailua, HI 96734

mail us

P.O. Box 342146

Kailua, HI 96734

email us

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