It is almost Mothers’ Day, and I just came across this article, so…, 1863.

[Found under: “NA MEA HOU O HAWAII NEI.”]

Prizing the Lahui.—We have heard that the Honorable R. C. Wyllie is considering presenting medals to some women living on his lands at Hanalei; the reason for him doing so is because of the great number of children these women gave birth to, that being 15 children of one, and the same for the other; and a majority of the children survive. Continue reading

On the name Kamehameha, 1838.

I just ran across this article yesterday [again], and was just as excited about it as the first time… 2021

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KAMEHAMEHA.

That is the name of the Alii nui of Hawaii nei. This name is known to the native people, but the spelling by the haole is confused; in their letters, this and that one’s spelling is strange. Here are what ten haole have written, each are different. All of them are old-timers. They are taken from haole documents.

1. Tameamea

2. MaihaMaiha

3. Cameamea

4. Comaamaa

5. Tomyhomyhaw

6. Tamaahmaah

7. Hameamea

8. Tomooma

9. Tamahama

10. Tamehameha

(Kumu Hawaii, 9/12/1838, p. 31.)

KAMEHAMEHA. Ke Kumu Hawaii, Buke 4, Pepa 8, Aoao 31. Sepatemaba 12, 1838.

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