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[Hawai'i Place Names]
Kua Bay

1. Bay, beach, Maniniʻōwali, Hawaiʻi. Kua Bay, the bay off Maniniʻōwali Beach, is often used as the name of the beach because it is easier to pronounce than Maniniʻōwali. 2. Dive site, Maniniʻōwali, Hawaiʻi. Off Pāpiha Point at the north end of Maniniʻōwali Beach at approximately 40 feet. Lit., back, or shortened form of akua [god].

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