Translations of The Hawaiian Channel Names

Alenuihāhā:  Hawai’i Island and Maui – “great billows smashing”

‘Alalākeiki:  Kaho’olawe and Maui – “crying child”

Kealaikahiki:  Lana’i and Kaho’olawe – “the road to Tahiti”

‘Au’au:  Maui and Lana’i – “to take a bath”

Pailolo:  Maui and Moloka’i – “crazy fisherman”

Kalohi:  Lana’i and Moloka’i – “the slowness”

Ka’iwi:  Moloka’i and Oahu – “the bone”

Ka’ie’iewaho:  Oahu and Kaua’i – “outer ‘ie’ie” (named for the ‘ie’ie vine)

Kaulakahi:  Ni’ihau and Kaua’i – “the single flame/streak of color”

Preparing to launch to cross the 'Alenuihāhā Channel 2013 Keokea Beach Park, Hawaii Island

Preparing to launch to cross the ‘Alenuihāhā Channel 2013
Keokea Beach Park, Hawaii Island

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