Traditional month names, 1895.

Hawaii Island Reckoning of the Months.

Kaelo, is the month of January
Kaulua ” ” February
Nana ” ” March
Welo ” ” April
Ikiiki ” ” May
Kaaona ” ” June
Hinaiaeleele ” ” July
Mahoe Mua ” ” August
Mahoe Hope ” ” September
Ikua ” ” October
Welehu ” ” November
Makalii ” ” December

This above is how the fishermen reckoned the months.

Nana, is the month of January
Welo ” ” February
Ikiiki ” ” March
Hinaiaeleele ” ” April
Kaaona ” ” May
Mahoe Mua ” ” June
Mahoe Hope ” ” July
Ikua ” ” August
Welehu ” ” September
Makalii ” ” October
Kaelo ” ” November
Kaulua ” ” December

This above is how the farmers of Hawaii reckoned the months.

MAUI ISLAND RECKONING OF THE MONTHS.

Ikua, is the month of January
Makalii ” ” February
Hinaiaeleele ” ” March
Kaelo ” ” April
Kaulua ” ” May
Kaaona ” ” June
Ikiiki ” ” July
Nana ” ” August
Hilina ” ” September
Hilinama ” ” October
Hilinehu ” ” November
Welehu ” ” December

OAHU ISLAND RECKONING OF THE MONTHS.

Hilina, is the month of January
Ikiiki ” ” February
Kaaona ” ” March
Makalii ” ” April
Hinaiaeleele ” ” May
Mahoe Mua ” ” June
Mahoe Hope ” ” July
Welehu ” ” August
Hilinehu ” ” September
Kaulua ” ” October
Kaelo ” ” November
Hilinama ” ” December

KAUAI ISLAND RECKONING OF THE MONTHS.

Ikiiki, is the month of January
Kaelo ” ” February
Hinaiaeleele ” ” March
Kaulua ” ” April
Kaaona ” ” May
Nana ” ” June
Mahoe Mua ” ” July
Mahoe Hope ” ” August
Welehu ” ” September
Makalii ” ” October
Hilina ” ” November
Hilinehu ” ” December

S. H. P. Kalawaiaopuna,

Kalaupapa, October 3, 1895.

[This is just one of many differing explanations of the traditional names of months by the various islands.]

(Kuokoa, 10/12/1895, p. 4)

Ka Helu Malama o Hawaii.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XXXIV, Helu 41, Aoao 4. Okatoba 12, 1895.

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