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n., A kind of shark, possibly thresher, reported by Hyde (no data), perhaps the same as laukāhiʻu.

Nā LepiliTags: fauna fish

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Leleiwi (le'le-i'wi):

/ le'le-i'wi / Haw to Eng, Parker,

bone altar. Cape, Hilo, Hawaii.

Leleiwi

/ Lele-iwi / WahiLocation, Place Names of Hawaiʻi,
  • Cape, beach park, and point, Hilo qd., Hawaiʻi. A fish heiau (heiau hoʻoulu iʻa), named Pūhala (pandanus tree) once was near here. (For. Sel. 22, 24, 278; PH 189; UL 60.)
  • Heiau at Laʻaloa, Kona, Hawaiʻi.
  • Area, Hanalei district, Kauaʻi.
  • Pali and overlook, Haleakalā Crater, Maui.

Literally, bone altar (poetically, a symbol of disaster or anger).

Nā LepiliTags: Hawaiʻi Kauaʻi Maui

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Beach park, Keaukaha, Hawaiʻi. Rocky shore consisting of ponds, inlets, and coves fronted by small rock islets. The park is the site of Richardson Ocean Center, an outdoor recreation and interpretive center that was developed cooperatively by the county, state, and University of Hawaiʻi. Lit., bone altar (poetically, a symbol of disaster or anger). The name suggests a graveyard, or the scaffold on which bodies of human sacrifices (the bones) were left exposed.

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