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 t
"Since the meanings of many of the Hawaiian words and phrases used to identify places in the Islands have roots in history and even in legend, leafing through the pages of this book is an unusually interesting way to learn about the land and its people."
Author: Pukui, Mary Kawena; Elbert, Samuel H.; Mookini, Esther T.;