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ʻohuʻohu Nā Mauna O ʻeʻeka: Place Names of Maui Komohana (Paperback)

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By Pata


In 'Ohu'ohu nā Mauna o 'E'eka: Place Names of Maui Komohana, kumu hula Cody Kapueola'ākeanui Pata gathers together more than 1,600 inoa 'āina (place name) entries for Maui Komohana--an area of less than 200 square miles that has come to be known as "West Maui." For Kānaka Maoli (Native Hawaiians), inoa 'āina have since antiquity served to encode and relay meaningful information across space and time, from one generation to the next. Inoa 'āina continue to be revered as inseparable from genealogies, individual and collective narratives, mele (poetic verse), and pule (prayers); they persist into modern times as cherished and sacred legacies deserving of deference and appreciation.

The content for 'Ohu'ohu nā Mauna o 'E'eka was compiled from dozens of maps, nineteenth- and twentieth-century Hawaiian and English language newspapers, online databases, numerous print publications, archival records, mo'olelo and mele, recordings of Kanaka Maoli speakers, and information shared directly with the author by his elders, masters, and mentors. Whether one is a genealogical descendant of Maui Komohana, a practitioner of 'oihana Hawai'i (Hawaiian professions), or any other manner of scholar, this book is meant to be a resource for all researchers who wish to delve deeper into the toponymy of Maui Komohana.

About the Author

Cody Kapueola'ākeanui Pata is the Maui-based kumu hula of Hālau Hula ʻo Ka Malama Mahilani and a classically trained haku mele, Hawaiian language and culture teacher, researcher, consultant, Hawaiian music entertainer, artisan, and lifelong learner.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781952461057
ISBN-10: 1952461057
Publisher: North Beach West Maui Benefit Fund
Publication Date: August 31st, 2022
Pages: 400
Language: English