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hiʻi (hold, carry) + aka (essence, embryo)

Proper noun[edit]


  1. (Hawaiian mythology) Any of the twelve sisters of the volcano goddess Pele, especially the youngest and favorite one.
  2. A female given name, sometimes also given to men.
  3. (astronomy) A moon of Haumea.

See also[edit]

  • (moons of Haumea) Namaka, Hiʻiaka


  • Mary Kawena Pukui - Samuel Elbert, Hawaiian Dictionary, University of Hawaii Press 1971, page 383
  • Mary Kawena Pukui, etc, Nānā i ke Kumu, volume 2, Hui Hānai 1979, ISBN 0961673826, page 146
  • Hawaii State Archives: Marriage records Hiiaka (in the old spelling) occurs in 19th century marriage records as the only name (mononym) of 1 woman and 3 men.