Kaunaoa, The Lei of Lāna‘i
Noted as a lei for the people of the windward shores of Lanai; and commemorated in a mele inoa (name chant) for the chief Haalelea, once owner of the ahupua'a of Palawai.
Hanohano Lāna‘i i ke Kaunaoa
Hanohano Lāna‘i i ke kaunaoa,
Kohu kapa ahu'ula kau po'ohiwi,
E ola Lāna‘i ia Kaululaau.
Hea aku makou, e o mai oe.
Lāna‘i s distinguished by the kaunaoa,
Which is like a feather cloak set upon
May there be life upon Lāna‘i of
the chief Kaulula'au.
We call to you, that you may answer us.
Oli chanted by Kepā Maly, iiwi in background.