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Kahiki Pukui-Elbert, Haw to Eng,

1. n. Tahiti. Cf. holokahiki. Holo i Kahiki, sail to Tahiti. The sky was divided (Malo 10) into five areas beginning with the term Kahiki: Kahiki-moe, horizon; lit., prostrate Kahiki. Kahiki-kū, sky just above the horizon; lit., upright Kahiki. Kahiki-ka-papa-nuʻu, the next layer; lit., Kahiki the elevated stratum. Kahikikapapa-lani, high in the sky, almost directly overhead; lit., Kahiki the sky (or god) stratum. Kahiki-kapu-i-Hōlani-ke-kuʻina, the sky directly overhead; lit., sacred Kahiki at Hōlani the meeting place. (See Malo 10.) (PEP Tafiti.)

2. (Not cap.) nvs. Any foreign country, abroad, foreign. (PCP tafiti.)

3. n. A variety of banana, common wild on Maui. Kinds are kahiki hae, kahiki mauki, and kahiki puhi.

KA-HI-KI Andrews, Haw to Eng,

s. It takes no article. The general name of any foreign country; hai mai la oia i na 'lii i kona holo i kahiki, he told the chiefs of his sailing to a foreign country; hence, holokahiki means any Hawaiian who has been to a foreign land.

Kahiki (kă'-hī'-ki), n. Parker, Haw to Eng / kă'-hī'-ki /,

(It takes no article.)

1. The general name of any foreign country: hai mai la oia i na 'lii i kona holo i kahiki; he told the chiefs of his sailing to a foreign country; hence, holokahiki means any Hawaiian who has been to a foreign land.

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