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Iosepa Kaho'Oluhi Nawahiokalani'Opu'U

By: William H. Wilson

He ahahui auhau ole ka Aha Punana Leo i hookumu ia i ka makahiki 1983 no ka hoola ana i ka olelo Hawaii a me ka hookumu ana i na kula e ao ia i loko wale no o ia olelo. I ia makahiki aku, ua ku ke kula Punana Leo mua loa, ke kula hooluu olelo oiwi mua loa hoi o Amelika Hui Pu la. Ma hope o ka hoololi ia ana e ka ohana Punana Leo o kekahi kanawai o ka makahiki 1896 e papa ana i na kula olelo Hawaii, ua lawe ia ke kiina hoonaauao o ka Punana Leo, a me na keiki puka mua pu o ka papahana, i loko o na kula aupuni. Me ke kakoo nui ia e ka Aha Punana Leo, ua hiki akula ia papahana aupuni mokuaina a hiki i ka papa umikumalua. l keia wa he umikumamakahi kula kamalii Punana Leo e hanai haumana nei a e hoonui nei i ka heluna o na kula olelo Hawaii aupuni. Ua hookumu pu ia e ka Aha Punana Leo elua kula hookolohua no ka hoonaauao i loko o ka olelo Hawaii ana e malama nei me Ka Oihana Hoonaauao a me Ka Haka Ula O Keelikolani Koleke Olelo Hawaii o Ke Kulanui O Hawaii Ma Hilo. Ma lalo pu o ka Aha Punana Leo he papahana hoopuka a hoomalele haawina, he papahana kala hele kulanui, a me kekahi mau papahana e ae e kulia ana i ke ola o ka olelo Hawaii a ...

O Nawahi oe o Kalaniopuu, O ka wahi i wahi ia ai, I milo ia ai a paa pono, I halii ia ai a nani, I ka ahu popo hinano o Puna, Uhia aku i ka ahuula, Kau ia ka wahi i laila, Ua paa, ua malu, Ua malu ka wahi o Kalaniopuu, O ka wahi ia i wahi ia ai, I lawalawa ia ai, I opeope ia ai a paa, I koko ia ai a kau i luna, A lei i ka umauma, I ka ai o na makaainana e, O ka wahi kona, O ka inoa wahi kou i anei, ae....

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