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Keālia

/ Ke-ālia / WahiLocation, Place Names of Hawaiʻi,
  1. Land division, Hōnaunau qd., Kona, Hawaiʻi.
  2. Forest reserve, village, land section, landing, plantation, river, Kawaihau district, Kauaʻi.
  3. Pond near Kīhei, Maui.
  4. Old name for Meyer Lake, Kaunakakai qd., Molokaʻi.
  5. Land division, Kaʻena qd., Oʻahu.
  6. Drive, Kamehameha Heights, Honolulu, Oʻahu (TM).
  7. The place in Kona, according to one informant, was not named for its salt: a chief (Kaleipaʻihala) was so absorbed watching boxing, spear throwing, and kōnane that he kept saying to his impatient wife, “Alia nō, a napoʻo ka lā," just wait until the sun sets (this is a saying told to persons who stay too long).
  • Literally, the salt encrustation.
  • References:
    • See Meyer Lake.

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1. Beach, Hoʻokena, Hawaiʻi. Narrow calcareous sand and coral rubble beach on a low, wide lava bench fronting the beach homes at Keālia. 2. Beach, landing, surf site, Keālia, Kauaʻi. Long, wide calcareous sand beach fronted by a sandbar. Several shorebreak surf sites are on the sandbar. A small jetty at the north end of the beach marks the former interisland steamer landing. Keālia Stream crosses the south end of the beach. Keālia was originally part of the Makee Sugar Company until 1934, when it became part of Līhuʻe Plantation in a consolidation. Līhuʻe Plantation continued to grow sugar until 1990, when it terminated operations on its 3,300 acres of agricultural land between Keālia and Anahola. The ahupuaʻa of Keālia (6,700 acres), including Keālia and Donkey Beaches, was sold by Amfac Land Company in 1998 to Keālia Plantation LLC. 3. Surf site, Māʻalaea, Maui. Off Keālia Pond at the east end of the Māʻalaea Bay. 4. Bay, beach, Keālia, Oʻahu. Section of Mokulēʻia Beach. Calcareous sand beach on a bay near the west end of Dillingham Airfield that is within the land division of Keālia. Lit., the salt bed.

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