Sunday, August 16, 2015

Place Names

Place Names “It was the same from Hawaiʻi to Kauai - no name was given without some reason.” In old Hawaiʻi, it was the nature of ‘place’ that shaped the practical, cultural and spiritual view of the Hawaiian people. In ancient times, the naming of a place was not a task to be undertaken lightly, for the Hawaiians recognized the power inherent in a name. Place names reflect the way in which the ancient Hawaiians viewed their island home.

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