Lae Ahi, Leahi, Daimana Hila, uhe uhene, 1877.

[Found under: “Na Nu Hou Kuloko.”]

Lae Ahi vs. Leahi—This is a question to the our oldsters of Hawaii, what is the correct name which we are calling Daimana Hila [Diamond Head]? Is it Lae Ahi or Leahi perhaps? Reply quickly with the correct answer.  Ninau.

[We believe that Lae Ahi [“brow of the tuna”] is the correct name because it has meaning, and because Leahi does not. But should Leahi be a contraction, and it means the same thing as Lae Ahi, then Leahi is shorter and faster to say. Editor.]

(Kuokoa, 9/8/1877, p. 2)

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Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XVI, Helu 36, Aoao 2. Sepatemaba 8, 1877.

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