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, s. Name of a bird with a red skin on the upper part of its bill; oia ka mea (o Mauiakalani) nana i imi i ke ahi, a loaa i ka alae, he it was (Mauiakalani) who being in search of fire, found the alae; alae, he moa eleele loa, a very black fowl. The alae was formerly worshipped as a god, especially the alae keokeo, the white alae.

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n., The mud or water-hen (Gallinula sandvicensis): Oia ka mea (o Mauiakalani) nana i imi i ke ahi, a loaa i ka alae, he it was (Mauiakalani) who, being in search of fire, found the alae; alae, he moa eleele loa, a very black fowl. The alae was formerly worshiped as a god, especially the alae keokeo (white mud-hen). Also known as alae ula.

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mud hen. Land section, Hilo, Hawaii.

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