Unexpected language questions from so long ago, 1867.

Some Questions.

O Friends of the Kuokoa; Aloha no:

May it please you, O Mr. Editor, to insert in an open pace of our columns, these questions, so that those who understand our Hawaiian language will see; and these are they:

  1. What is the nature of the word “Kuauhau?”
  2. What is the nature of the word “Mamo?”
  3. What is the nature of the word “Hoka?”

These are the questions I am thinking of, and it is for those who are fond of question to respond; I am hoping that there will be answers. Do not think that I am just doling out questions, for it is not so. With appreciation.

J. W. Kalua.

(Kuokoa, 9/21/1867, p. 4)

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Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke VI, Helu 38, Aoao 4. Sepatemaba 21, 1867.

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