Kahananui

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Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ka (the) + hana (work) + nui (big) = "the great work, the hard job".

Proper noun[edit]

Kahananui

  1. A male given name, sometimes also given to women.
  2. A surname​.
  3. A gulch on Molokai.

References[edit]

  • Mary Kawena Pukui - Samuel H. Elbert, Hawaiian Dictionary, University of Hawaii Press 1986
  • Hawaii State Archives: Marriage records Kahananui occurs in 19th century marriage records as the only name (mononym) of 35 women and 60 men.