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Place Names of Hawaii

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ISBN-10: 0824805240

ISBN-13: 9780824805241

Edition: 2nd (Revised)

Authors: Mary Kawena Pukui, Samuel H. Elbert, Esther T. Mookini

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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 taken place. And place names are far from static--names are constantly being given to new houses and buildings, streets and towns, and old names are replaced by new ones. It is essential, then, to record the names and the lore associated with them now, while Hawaiians are here to lend us their knowledge. And, whatever the fate of the Hawaiian language, the place names will endure. The first edition of Place Names of Hawaii contained only 1,125…    
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Book details

List price: $16.99
Edition: 2nd
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Publication date: 1/1/1974
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 310
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English