Kahaʻi

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Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Proto-Polynesian *Tafaki

Proper noun[edit]

Kahaʻi

  1. (Hawaiian mythology) A navigator who sailed between Tahiti, Samoa and Hawaii.
  2. A male given name, sometimes also given to women.

References[edit]

  • Mary Kawena Pukui - Samuel Elbert, Hawaiian Dictionary, University of Hawaii Press 1971, page 385
  • Hawaii State Archives: Marriage records Kahai (in the old orthography) occurs in 19th century marriage records as the only name (mononym) of 9 women and 16 men.