I mua e nā pōkiʻi! 2019.

Imua e na pōkiʻi a inu i ka wai ʻawaʻawa.

Don’t forget the famous words of Kamehameha I. Continue reading

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Mary Kawena Pukui, 1983.

KAWENA

Guardian of the Hawaiian Language

By Helen Altonn, Star-Bulletin Writer

SAMUEL H. Elbert vividly recalls the first time he met Mary Kawena Pukui. “She had a flower in her hair and she just captivated me.”

That was in 1937, on the top floor of the Bishop Museum. Pukui, affectionately called Kawena, had just joined the staff as a translator. She was working with E. S. C. Handy, an ethnologist, on a book entitled “Polynesian Family System at Kaʻu,” the Big Island home of her Hawaiian mother’s family. Continue reading

O Ku o Ka o Ku o Ka! 1908.

[Found under: “Ka Moolelo Kaao o Hiiaka-i-ka-Poli-o-Pele”]

At that point she [Wahineomao] turned and headed back. She set her eyes upon her aikane [Hiiaka and Pauopalae]. And then she once again intoned the words which her aikane [Hiiaka] taught her: “O Ku, o Ka, o Ku, o Ka.” Continue reading

George M. Keone reports the latest from Ewa, 1913.

NEWS OF ALOHA OF THE VOICE-HUSHING MARINE ANIMAL OF EWA

O Editor of the Kuokoa, Aloha to you and the hands of your ship carrying news:—Please have room for me to put my baggage, and if you agree to it, do paddle our canoe:

Hoe Puna i  ka waa aloha a ka ino,
Haukeuke i na hala o Kookoolau,
Eha e, Eha la,
Eha i ka makili kui a Kaulumano.
Hala ae ka maka walu ihe a ke ae,
Ku i ka pahu ku a ka awaawa,
Hananee ke kikala o ko Hilo kini,
Hoi luuluu i ke one o Hanakahi,
I ka pololo wahine o ka lua,
Wahine kui lei lehua o Olaa,
Laahia hewa hoi au i ko lei,
E ke aloha e! Continue reading

E o e Kuini Kapiolani! 1898.

HANOHANO NUUANU.

Hanohano Nuuanu aia iuka,
Kahiko i ka Ua Popokapa,
Ke nihi ae la Waolani,
A loaa maua i Kanenelu,
Wai auau a kuu aloha,
Me Eha hua hiu a wela,
Ua ahi ua wela Wananakoa,
I ka hooni a nei kupueu,
A he eueu au no Kahikina,
No na pali hulaana o Maui,
O ke ewe ia a o’u mau kupuna,
I lohe mai oe Koleakani,
Aulii ma hana a Piilani,
A he lani a he kupa no ka aina,
Haina ia mai ana ka puana,
Na Eha Hua hiu a Wela.

EHAHUA.

(Loea Kalaiaina, 7/30/1898, p. 4)

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Ka Loea Kalaiaina, Buke II, Helu 30, Aoao 4. Iulai 30, 1898.