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Online Dictionaries of Places
Click on the links below to search place names online.
Lloyd J. Soehren's Catalogs of Hawaiʻi Place Names
Compiled from the records of the Boundary Commission and the Board of Commissioners to Quiet Land Titles. Includes the islands of Kauaʻi, Oʻahu, Molokaʻi, Lānaʻi and Hawaiʻi. Searchable by place name, ahupuaʻa, island, comments and lexicography, including combinations and Boolean and/or.
Also available on Ulukau. Distinctions between this site and Ulukau: This site includes all of the Oʻahu Catalog, but does not include the following islands that do appear on Ulukau: Kaʻula, Leeward Island, Lehua, Nihoa and Niʻihau.
Importance of Place Names in Hawaiian Culture
Hawaiian Ethnological Notes (HEN Index)
Index to Hawaiian ethnological material published in Hawaiian language newspapers and from other sources, translated by Mary Kawena Pukui.
BROWSE headings, such as
Hawaiian Ethnological Notes are located at the Bishop Museum archives.
Historical Accounts of Places