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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