How many place names are there in the Hawaiian Islands? Even a rough estimate is impossible. Hawaiians named taro patches, rocks, trees, canoe landings, resting places in the forests, and the tiniest spots where miraculous events are believed to have taken place. And place names are far from static--names are constantly being given to new houses and buildings, streets and towns, and old names are replaced by new ones. It is essential, then, to record the names and the lore associated with them now, while Hawaiians are here ...

Place Names of Hawaii 1976, University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu

ISBN-13: 9780824805241

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Place names of Hawaii 1974, University Press of Hawaii, Honolulu

ISBN-13: 9780824802080