Kawena

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Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ka (the) + wena (glow). Made famous by Mary Kawena Pukui, whose name was shortened from Kawenaʻulaokalaniahiʻiakaikapoliopelekawahineʻaihonua "The rosy glow of the sky of Hiʻiaka in the bosom of Pele, the earth-eating woman."

Proper noun[edit]

Kawena

  1. A female given name.

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