[from “Place Names of Hawaii”, Revised Edition, Pukui, Elbert & Mookini, University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, 1976]
Hale-loulu: Spring near Pu’u-kolekole, near Kamalo, Molokai, meaning: house thatched [with] “loulu” palm.
Halena: Gulch and shore area, southwest Molokai, cream-colored beach rock valuable for flagstones is common here, meaning: yellowish.
Hale-o-Lono: Land section and sight of a former village on southwest coast of Molokai, a harbor was built here in the late 1950’s, canoe races to Oahu start here, meaning: house of ancient Hawaiian god, Lono.
Hale-one: Hill, southeast Molokai, meaning: sand house.
Halo: Land section, north central Molokai, meaning: to peer.
Blessings, pono & pule!
Fr. Brian Guerrini, ss.cc.