Kanaloa

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Etymology[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Kanaloa f

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Fabaceae.

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Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Proto-Polynesian *Tangaloa

Proper noun[edit]

Kanaloa

  1. (Hawaiian mythology) One of the four major gods ; god of kawa and the sea.
  2. (rare today) A male given name.
  3. (rare today) A female given name.

References[edit]

  • Mary Kawena Pukui - Samuel Elbert, Hawaiian Dictionary, University of Hawaii Press 1971, page 387
  • Hawaii State Archives: Marriage records Kanaloa occurs in 19th century marriage records as the only name of 20 women and 11 men.