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the edge or border. Land section, South Kona, Hawaii.

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Kalihi

/ Ka-lihi / WahiLocation, Place Names of Hawaiʻi,
  1. Point, Honomū qd.; land section, South Kona, Hawaiʻi, so named (“the edge”) because it was a small area between two large ones.
  2. Land sections, Mākena and Haleakalā qds., Maui.
  3. Land section, channel, stream, valley, elementary school, field, street, and shopping center, Honolulu, Oʻahu, said to have been named by Prince Lot (afterwards Kamehameha V) in 1856. Kalihi in Honolulu is famous in legend as the home of Pele’s sister Kapo (HM 186), and of Haumea, Pele’s mother who is identified with Papa, the wife of Wākea. She had many adventures at Kalihi and saved her husband Wākea, who was being taken away for sacrifice, by embracing him. His bonds loosened and the two disappeared into a tree. Kaʻieʻie was a heiau here for her worship.
  • References:
    • HM 278–283.

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