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Kamoʻoaliʻi

/ Ka-moʻo-aliʻi / WahiLocation, Place Names of Hawaiʻi,

Lava flow, Kīlauea and Pahala qds., Kaʻū, Hawaiʻi.

Stream, Kāneʻohe qd., Oʻahu, site of a subdivision flooded in February 1969. Sometimes spelled Kamoalii.

  • Literally, the chiefly moʻo. (Many moʻo stories concern this area. In one, a chiefess from Maui was to meet a local chief here. A handsome man approached who she thought was the chief; but the chief arrived and the stranger turned into a moʻo and carried her into the stream.
  • References:
    • Sterling and Summers 5:140.

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