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Description of the Hawaiian Archipelago, 1909.

The Seas and the Channels of these Islands

Alenuihaha between Hawaii and Maui, 26 miles.

Alalakeiki between Maui and Kahoolawe, 6 miles.

Kealaikahiki between Lanai and Kahoolawe, 18 miles. 148 more words

Alii

Patriotic mele of a different sort, 1893.

MELE NO KA PUNI LILELILE

Eia e ka lono ua hiki mai,

I lawea mai e ka makani Kona,

Ike ia ai na hana poholalo, 279 more words

Mele

nupepa reblogged this on nupepa and commented:

I usually don't repost old posts, although sometimes I forget and put up an article I have already put up. Today, I just felt like restating that "mūheʻe" or squid (not octopus) is one of the worse epithets a person can receive and for good reason. Don't be a mūheʻe.

O Hawaii, My Beloved Homeland! 1932 and Forever.

E HAWAII E KUU ONE HANAU E

E Hawaii e kuu one hanau e
Kuu home Kulaiwi nei
Oli no au i na pono lani ou… 125 more words

Mele

Devastating Tsunami, 1946.

Kai Hoee

When the tsunami hit, it reached all the large islands of this archipelago. It hit Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Maui and Hawaii. But the island of Hawaii received the heaviest damages. 998 more words

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Banyan at Lahaina, 1930s? 1940s?

Found this postcard a while back in a box at home. Aren’t these the very trees that the Lahaina Public Band was playing under a hundred years ago?

Illustration

For all of you hula people down in Hilo this week, 1929.

HE HOOHENO NO KEAUKAHA

Noho ana au i ka lai
I ka ulu hala o Keaukaha

Me he ala e i mai ana
Maanei mai kaua e ka hoa… 315 more words

Mele

"E" ≠ "I"

I find it pretty embarrassing for people to use one language to eclipse another language.

“Kūkae”* is the word they were looking for.

But nonetheless, it is pretty ironic when people use Hawaiian Language in this way. 14 more words

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