[from “Place Names of Hawaii”, Pukui, Elbert & Mookini, Revised Edition, Univ. of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, 1976]
‘Awahua: Bay west of Ka-laupapa peninsula, meaning: bitterness
‘Ekaha-nui: Land section, wind and cave near the head of Lepelepe Gulch, near Kamalo, south Moloka’i, meaning: large bird’s nest fern
‘Elelu: Land section, eastern Moloka’i, meaning: cockroach
‘Ele-uweuwe: Hill (1,145 feet high), near “pali”, north Moloka’i, meaning: swaying blackness
Haha: Falls near Kamalo, south Moloka’i
Blessings, pono and pule!
Fr. Brian Guerrini, ss.cc.