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ʻAikanaka

/ ʻAi-kanaka / Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

n., Name of a star.

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ʻAikanaka

/ ʻAi-kanaka / Place Names of Hawaiʻi WahiLocation,
  • Land division, Hanalei district, Kauaʻi. Perhaps named for a legendary oppressive chief who was defeated by Kawelo (For. Sel. 32-113.)
  • An ancient name for Pūkoʻo harbor, Molokaʻi, where inhabitants were washed into the ocean by a Kona storm and eaten by sharks (Jarrett 21). Pandanus groves here produced fine fruit (Ka Leo o Ka Lahui, February 22, 1894).

Literally, man-eating.

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