About This Group
Aloha mai no, aloha aku.
When love is given, love is returned.
Hawaiians understand the transforming power of Aloha.
Love begets Love.
Aloha e Malama pono
Group participation and host feedback is encouraged
“*Hawai’i Nei* The crown jewel of an ocean that covers a third of our planet’s surface. Home of the Spirit of Aloha. Known the world over for its beauty, tranquility, and healing, the Hawaiian Islands comprise a total of 137 islands and atolls, with a total land area of 6,423.4 square miles (16,636.5 km).
- The eight main Hawaiian islands (also known as the Hawaiian Windward Islands) are listed here from East to West. All except Kaho’olawe (also known as Kanaloa) are inhabited. The island of Hawai’i (also known as the Big Island), Maui, Kanaloa, also known as Kaho’olawe (uninhabited; temporary residential facilities and in the midst of restoration by the Kanaka Maoli of the islands), Lana’i, Moloka’i, O’ahu, Kaua’i and Ni’ihau.
- Smaller islands, atolls, and reefs (beyond Ni’ihau and all uninhabited), called the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, or Hawaiian Leeward Islands include: Nihoa (Mokumana), Necker (Mokumanamana), French Frigate Shoals (Mokupapapa), Gardner Pinnacles (Puhahonu), Maro Reef (Nalukakala), Laysan (Kauo), Lisianski Island (Papa’apoho), Pearl and Hermes Atoll (Holoikauaua), Midway Atoll (Pihemanu), and Kure Atoll (Kanemiloha’i).
- Some information sources state that there are 137 “islands” in the Hawaiian chain. This number includes all minor islands and islets offshore of the main islands (listed above) and individual islets in each atoll.
- Islets and small offshore islands include Ford Island (Moku’umeume), Lehua, Kaula, Kaohikaipu, Manana, Mokolea Rock, Na Mokulua, Molokini, Mokoli’i, and Moku Manu.
- Hawaiians possess a vast knowledge of the environment and know that our very existence depends upon its care. We are the Keiki O Ka ’Aina, the Children of the Land
Ua Mau Ke Ea O Ka ’Aina I Ka Pono
The Life of the Land is Perpetuated in Righteousness
Okinas and macrons are Christian-taught pronunciation markings and not indigenous to Hawaiian language.
Education was one of the most important functions of the early Hawaiians, and it remains so today. It is the means of survival for a sovereign nation and her people.
Aloha kakou, e komo mai, e pili mau na pomaikai ia oe,
This is Aloha
Preserve the language, preserve the culture, preserve the ‘aina (land), live in balance, live aloha.
E ho’omaika’i O la’a kea me ke aloha pau ole
(Blessings of sacred light and everlasting love.)
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